Despite a filing glitch, veteran District One state Del. Terry Kilgore’s name will appear on the ballot in November elections.
According to published reports, the State Board of Elections agreed Friday to accept Kilgore’s candidacy paperwork although it was turned in after the filing deadline.
The board discussed the matter in a 30-minute closed meeting before voting in Kilgore’s favor.
Apparently, Kilgore’s paperwork did not arrive on time because of a mixup as to whether it had been faxed or mailed.
On June 25, attorneys for Kilgore reportedly appeared before the elections board, presenting statements from party officials confirming he had won the Republican nomination.
If the state board had not agreed to put Kilgore on the ballot, he intended to run a write-in campaign.
At this time, no challenger to Kilgore has emerged.
District One includes Norton, part of Wise County and the counties of Scott and Lee.