Abston loses fight to get on mayoral ballot - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Terry 05/26/09

Abston loses fight to get on mayoral ballot

TERRY, MS (WLBT) - A judge's decision paves the way for Terry Mayor Roderick Nicholson to run unopposed next week.

We've been following the story of his would-be opponent  29-year-old Cedrick Abston. Abston has been fighting for months to get on the ticket as a Democrat to challenge Nicholson, who is an independent.

The election commission initially disqualified Abston because they believed he didn't live in Terry. Then the commissioners refused to recognize Terry's recently formed Democratic Executive Committee.

Tuesday Hinds Circuit Judge Swan Yerger ruled Abston filed his appeal on that matter too late, and he threw out the case.

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