Clay County Politician's Candidacy Questioned

1 decade 3 months 2 weeks ago November 03, 2006 Nov 3, 2006 Friday, November 03 2006 Friday, November 03, 2006 4:10:54 PM CST in News
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LIBERTY -- A Clay County candidate's past military conviction has led two Gladstone men to call for a ruling on whether he should be barred from seeking office. Ed Quick is a Democrat. He is running for presiding commissioner. Roger Kohrs and Galen Neill have asked a judge to order county election officials to investigate Quick's qualifications. In 1954, Quick received a Navy court-martial conviction for being absent without leave and fleeing authorities. He was sentenced to a bad-conduct discharge, a loss of rank and eight months of hard labor. The 71-year-old Liberty man was a Kansas City councilman for ten years and a Missouri senator for 20 years. The men calling for Quick to be investigated want the election board to put off certifying the vote if Quick wins and to determine whether he is a qualified candidate.

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