The board’s vote to keep Roger Maier on the ballot for Bartow County School Board Post 2 came after Maier’s representing attorney, John T. Mroczko, presented evidence that Maier had previously resided at 1005 Old Alabama Road and now resides at a Taff Road residence — both residences in post 2. Mroczko’s presentation was made during a hearing to address an individual’s challenge to Maier’s qualifications to run for the board seat.
The individual last month brought allegations to the elections board that Maier — who is vying for a second four-year term and is being challenged by Davis Nelson in the July 20 Republican primary — did not reside in the home he claimed as his voting residence. The person responsible for the accusation nor anyone representing him or her was not present at Monday’s meeting, at which the hearing was the only business on the agenda.
See Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Tribune News for further coverage.