Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Ottley's residency

ST. THOMAS - Chief District Judge Curtis Gomez dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the residency qualifications of lieutenant governor candidate Basil Ottley Jr.

Gomez also denied a motion - filed at 8:29 a.m. Wednesday - to add four candidates as plaintiffs in the case alongside Alan Haynes Sr., who filed the original complaint as a voter in the territory.

The candidates seeking to join the case were Soraya Diase-Coffelt, John Canegata, Kenneth Mapp and Osbert Potter.

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  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Ottley's residency
  • St. Croix Elections Board wants to rescind policy banning members who are seeking re-election from buildings where people are voting
  • Elections considers processing early ballots right away after public complaints about early voting procedure
  • Passenger ferry, charter boat collide Wednesday off St. Thomas
  • Area of Fort Christiansvaern closed while crews restore cannon
  • Owner says collision with ferry caused up to $100K in damage to his sailboat


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