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Nacogdoches commissioner hopeful's eligibility in question

By Donna McCollum - email

NACOGOCHES, TX (KTRE) - The NAACP is challenging a Nacogdoches County commissioner candidate's claims that he lives in precinct two.

The former county commissioner testified he's lived in precinct 2 for more than a year.

Norman Henderson's cousin also testified that Henderson pays rent and lives with her at the East Hospital Street residence.

The plaintiff cites older addresses which remain on Henderson's voter card, drivers license and tax statements.

Henderson admits he's negligent in not changing his address, but that's all.

"Well I think it's a ploy to keep me out of the race by all indication that I stand a good chance of winning this race."

The hearing is recessed until the plaintiff asks for a new date.

Henderson resigned as commissioner more than five years ago after pleading guilty to a charge of theft, stemming from a rental car charge.

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