Riviera Beach election update: Judge says candidates to stay on ballot

UPDATE: Judge Glenn Kelley has just decided that the candidates in the race for Riviera Beach City Council will stay on the ballot.

EARLIER STORY:

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. -- A Palm Beach County judge is expected to decide as early as this afternoon whether two Riviera Beach City Council candidates will be disqualified from the March 12th election.

According to a lawsuit filed by the opponents of Elizabeth Robinson, who is running in the District 1 race, and Terrence Davis, who is running in the District 5 race, the candidates should be disqualified from the election because they signed campaign checks given to the City of Riviera Beach to pay for qualifying fees.

Under state law, only campaign treasurers or deputy treasurers can sign campaign checks.

Robinson and Davis did not appoint themselves as campaign treasurers or deputy treasurers.

Last month, after consulting with attorneys, City Clerk Carrie Ward said the candidates would remain on the ballot.

This story will be updated.

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