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23 year Peoria councilman removed from ballot

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 08:28:55 CST
By: Jim Browne

A long serving Peoria city councilman is being bounced from the ballot for next years first ward. The Board of Election Commission ruled he failed residency requirement. Gary Sandberg has served on the Peoria city council for nearly a quarter century. He currently is a councilman-at-large, but wanted to run for the first ward. Complaints from the two other candidates in that ward, Denise Moore and Randall Emert, lead to the decision. Sandberg claims he'd lived in the first ward long enough to run, but election records show he used his 2nd ward address when he voted last month. Law requires a candidate live for one year in the ward before being eligible.

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