Tracy Hanley, candidate for Roswell Council, withdraws name
Posted: February 16th, 2017, 5:15 pm
Roswell city council candidate Tracy Hanley withdrew from the election after her surname was challenged by Roswell resident and former council candidate Lee Fleck.
Letter challenging city council candidate Tracy Hanley sent by Roswell resident Lee Fleck to elections superintendent Marlee Press on Monday, February 6, 2017.
[Street address redacted]
Roswell, Ga 30076
[Phone number redacted]
Feb. 6 2017
38 Hill Street
City of Roswell, Ga 30075
Mrs. Marlee Press,
I wish to formally challenge Tracy Hanley as a candidate for Roswell City Council Post 4, in accordance with State code O.C.G.A. 21-2-6, which states that any voter (who is eligible to vote for the candidate) may challenge the qualifications of the candidate by filing a written complaint with the (elections) Superintendent. You have been identified as such in accordance with state code O.C.G.A. 21-2-70.1 and according to the State of Georgia Senate Research office (attached).
The basis of this complaint is that Tracy Hanley has violated state code O.C.G.A. 21-2-132 (f)(1) which states that when a candidate files a notice of their candidacy, they must also file an affidavit which includes, among other things, “his or her full name”. It further states that the candidate must use the surname that appears on their voter registration card, which Ms. Hanley has failed to do.
On the affidavit filed by Tracy “Hanley” to run in the special election on March 21, 2017, she states that her legal name is Tracy Hanley and that her name is to appear on the ballot as Tracy Hanley. Her voter registration card is in the name of Tracy Lynn Rescigno, Registration number 04091381.