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Questions raised about City Council candidate’s eligibility

Posted at 7:56 PM, Nov 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-16 21:21:32-05

After a concerned citizen wrote a letter to the Corpus Christi City Attorney, it was discovered that District 3 City Council candidate Roland Barrera did not file his Personal Financial Statement by the required deadline on Sept. 10. 

The author of that letter is now asking that Barrera’s name be removed from the runoff election ballot. City Secretary Rebecca Huerta said ultimately, it’s up to the city attorney to decide whether or not to disqualify Barrera from the Dec. 18  runoff election.

Barrera acknowledged the mistake and turned in the missing paperwork when it was brought to his attention Friday.

“The ethics forms have a degree of financial information, much more comprehensive. So I just confused the two. There were two reports we had to file,” Barrera said.

KRIS 6 News has yet to hear back from the city attorney on whether or not Barrera will be disqualified from the runoff election.