Alton Mayoral hopeful Brant Walker will be in court in a week and a half to plead his case to be on the spring ballot before a judge.  His campaign filed the necessary paperwork to start that process earlier this week.  The date is Tuesday, February 19 at 1:30pm in room 247 at the Madison County Courthouse, and the proceedings will be open to the public.

Both Walker and the Alton Municipal Officers Electoral Board will have a chance to state their case.  Last week the Electoral Board ruled Walker did not meet the requirements to run for the office - a claim Walker vehemently denies.  Walker has also filed the paperwork necessary to run as a write-in candidate, in case he loses this appeal.  Also running for mayor as a write-in is Jackie Morris.  Gary King filed to run as a write-in for 7th Ward Alderman - a seat currently held by David Boulds.

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