While Carolyn Cosby claimed Wednesday her name will be on the Nov. 4 ballot to run against County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens, elections officials confirmed that Cosby will not be a candidate unless her nomination petition is verified.
Cosby, a former T.E.A. Party leader attempting to run as an independent candidate, brought attorney Channing Ruskell on board Wednesday, who sent a letter to Board of Elections Chairman Randy Gravely.
In Ruskell’s letter, he said Cosby’s nomination petition should have been verified by now, claiming that interim Elections Supervisor Kim Stancil did not treat Cosby equally because she is “a woman and former local Tea Party leader.”
Stancil said Cosby was “absolutely not” treated differently because she was a woman or because of her political affiliation, adding “that is simply untrue.”