Thirteen Jefferson County Democrats were disqualified last week from appearing on the primary ballot in March.

According to the Birmingham Times, the disqualifications by the Alabama Ethics Commission were due to them allegedly not turning in their Statement of Economic Interests (SEI) within five days of qualifying as required by law. 

Republican Party officials said last week about 18 Republican candidates statewide were disqualified from ballot access for also allegedly not turning in their SEI forms.

SEI forms are public filings that require candidates and elected officials to list their and their family's sources of income.

According to al(dot)com, Jefferson County candidates currently listed as disqualified are:

  • Mara Ruffin Allen, Jefferson County Treasurer

  • Lawrence Anderson, Constable District 15

  • Charles Alexander, Jefferson County Assistant Tax Collector, Bessemer

  • Andre Glenn Bennett, Constable District 51

  • Nell Brown, Jefferson County Board of Education, Place 2

  • Kasandra Duncan Brundidge, Jefferson County Board of Education, Place 1

  • Robert Colvert, Constable District 54

  • Danielle Lewis Matthews, Jefferson County Assistant Tax Collector, Bessemer

  • Tara Nix, Constable District 59

  • Eyrika Parker, Jefferson County Treasurer seeking re-election

  • Cheryl Hamilton Long, Constable District 56

  • Joan Singleton, Jefferson County Assistant Tax Collector, Bessemer

  • Charles R. Winston III, Constable District 56

The primary election in Alabama in 2024 is scheduled for March 5.

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