Monday, August 10, 2020
Foster Challenges Election Board’s Decision; Commissioners Ask For New Primary

Foster Challenges Election Board’s Decision; Commissioners Ask For New Primary

A candidate continues to fight for his spot on the Wayne County Board.

Bevan Foster, who won the March 3rd Democratic Primary for the District 3 Commissioner, is appealing a July 7th decision by the Wayne County Board of Elections that found there was sufficient evidence to doubt Foster’s residency within District 3.  The question over Foster’s residency at 610 Deveraux Street was brought to light in an election protest filed after Foster’s primary win.  Foster’s attorney, Jeff Loperfido from the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, says they will present their appeal to the State Board of Elections.

The Wayne County Board of Commissioners has weighed in on the controversy surrounding Bevan Foster’s residency.  In a letter to the State Board of Elections, the commissioners state they believe the other District 3 candidates in the March 3rd Democratic Primary “were harmed,” and that that the District 3 residents “have suffered” because they do not know whether they will have representation on the county board.  The Wayne County Commissioners go on to ask the State Board of Elections to require a new primary election for the District 3 seat with the candidates who were initially on the ballot excluding Foster.

Click here to read the July 14 Wayne County Board of Commissioners letter to the State Board of Elections.

Bevan Foster briefly addressed the Wayne County Board of Elections at a July 7 hearing.
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