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Conway files

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 by Elizabeth Pagano

District 1 candidate Lewis Conway Jr. officially filed to place his name on the November general election ballot yesterday. A press release from the campaign notes, “filing for official candidacy will mark the first time in history a previously incarcerated person has done so.” Sam Taylor, a spokesperson for the Texas secretary of state’s office, said that Texas law allows a person convicted of a felony to run for office, but only when the conviction isn’t “final.” Whether Conway’s candidacy will be challenged remains to be seen. With this official filing, that question can now be officially addressed. Conway claimed first filing Monday, saying, “We started our campaign over a year ago, before anyone else had the courage to contest Sister Ora Houston. We have never been afraid of leadership, nor of being the first in line. … As a Democratic Socialist I believe the folks that are considered the least of us, should be leading the rest of us.”

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