Wednesday, July 8, 2015

N.J. court keeps Lewis off ballot

The New Jersey appeals court ruled today that nine-time Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis cannot run for a Burlington County state Senate seat.

N.J. court keeps Lewis off ballot

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The New Jersey appeals court ruled today that nine-time Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis cannot run for a Burlington County state Senate seat.

The three-member appeals panel noted that Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, acting as the secretary of state, was correct when she ruled that Lewis did not meet the state’s four-year residency requirement to be a candidate.

Guadagno based her ruling, in part, on the fact that Lewis voted in California in 2009.

Lewis, 49, of Medford, registered to vote as a Democrat in Burlington County's Eighth District on April 11, the same day he filed his nominating petitions. He would oppose freshman Republican State Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego.

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Lewis’ attorney, William Tambussi, said he would appeal to the state Supreme Court.

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