Port Wentworth mayoral candidate disqualified from running for office


ByWTOC Staff

Published:Sep. 9, 2021 at 4:20 PM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WTOC) - A candidate for Port Wentworth mayor has been disqualified for running in the upcoming November election.

Julius Hall is not eligible as determined in a decision Thursday by the Port Wentworth Clerk of Council.

In her decision, she determined that even though Hall had his civil rights restored in January by the State Board of Pardons and Paroles – he does not meet the state constitutional requirements.

The Georgia Constitution requires 10 years must have passed since the completion of felony sentence.

Only eight years have passedsince Hall completed a federal sentence for a conviction of trafficking crack cocaine.

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