After last Monday’s voter registration hearing concluded with a unanimous decision stating Anne Brumley did not physically reside at 614 W. Main St. in Chesterfield, an election hearing was held on Friday, at the request of Douglas Curtis, to determine her eligibility to run as the incumbent for her district four seat in the Chesterfield County Council. Again, a unanimous vote was passed and the board found Brumley’s candidacy to be valid for this year’s election.
“I’m just glad this is behind me,” Brumley said.
The hearings concluded the challenge of Brumley’s eligibility as a district four candidate by her running opponent, Douglas Curtis.
The voter’s registration committee decided, based on a presentation by Curtis and his legal counsel Trent Cockrell, that the listed address for Brumley was misrepresented. In the hearing it was determined that the address of a dwelling in the township of Chesterfield was not the physical residence for Brumley Monday evening.
Her qualification as a registered elector was to be determined at an election hearing later in the week. Friday’s hearing brought welcomed news to the Brumley camp after no disqualifying action was taken against the current council member.
After deliberation the convening members decided to hold the decision in abeyance and closed arguments. That action allows Brumley to continue her campaigning and maintains her place on the ballots.
No comment was made by Curtis regarding Brumley or the board’s decision, but he remains positive on his campaigning, looking towards the election. At this time no further contentions have been filed.