Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:42pm
Dept. of Elections rejects "Pastor D" Mayoral filing
Updated Friday, May 4, 2012 - 11:48pm
The state Department of Elections has rejected Pastor Derrick Johnson's filing to run for Mayor of Wilmington.
The Department announced Friday it took the action after a state Department of Justice ruling that several crimes for which Johnson served time, and was subsequently pardoned, constitute "infamous crimes" under Delaware law, disqualifying him from holding public office.
Anthony Albence with the Department of Elections tells WDEL News Johnson's filing form and check for the filing fee have been returned to him.
In an interview with WDEL's Rick Jensen last week, Johnson said he filed to challenge the law prohibiting convicted felons from running for office, calling it "antiquated."
Johnson can appeal the Department's decision to the state Superior Court.
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