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Judge rules candidate is qualified
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LUDOWICI -- Long County Superior Court Judge Paul Rose recently ruled that Amy Nutting was eligible to run for the Fifth District county commissioner seat in the upcoming July 15 primary.
Nutting had been ruled ineligible by Long County Election Superintendent Marie Middleton due to Nutting having filed for homestead exemption in Glynn County.  
According to earlier reports, Middleton said that even though Nutting had a home in Long County, which she intended to be her primary residence, since the homestead exemption had been filed in Glynn County, she was not qualified to run for a public office in the Long County.
On June 4, Rose reversed the decision by Middleton, saying that Nutting was eligible to run for the the commissioner.  According to court information, Rose basee his ruling on two cases in the state.
Rose found that, "Nutting's intentions, based on the evidence presented were, to maintain legal residence and domicile in Long County."
After the hearing Nutting said, "I'm thrilled that this is over, and I am excited about getting out and starting to campaign now."
Nutting will face Robert Charles Walker in the Tibet/5th District, which is currently being held by Tony Fowler, who is not seeking re-election.

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