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Long County commission candidate ruled ineligible
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Amy Davis Nutting - photo by Photo provided / Coastal Courier
LUDOWICI -- Long County Election Superintendent Marie Middleton has ruled that 5th District county commission candidate Amy Davis Nutting was ineligible to seek the office the upcoming July 15 primary.
Middleton made made the ruling Thursday after a special hearing.
She said Nutting's homestead exemption claim in Glynn County is what she based the ruling on.
Information provided by Middleton said that during the hearing Nutting testified she resides in Long County and that she has considered herself a resident of the county for 31 years.
Nutting also testified she currently banks here, her daughter attends daycare here and that she receives utility services in the county.
She said she filed for the homestead exemption in Glynn County when she did not realize the prerequisites or ramifications of her actions.
Nutting also said the homestead exemption had been removed, and that the application was made in error and it never was her intention to change her residence.
Middleton said that even though Nutting intended to maintain a legal residence in Long County, her legal residence, in regard to qualifying for a public office, still was Glynn County.
Nutting's name will not be on the election ballot.
After the hearing Nutting declined comment.
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