Written by Julie Silva Friday, 18 April 2014 08:40
Attorneys for Marla Cuellar and Rey Ortiz, candidates in the March primaries who filed election contests, have filed notices of appeal after a district court threw out their cases.
Cuellar made an unsuccessful bid for the County Court-at-Law No. 8 bench, and Rey Ortiz lost the race to become the 92nd District Court Democratic candidate in the November race.
In an April 11 hearing, Judge Manuel Bañales granted pleas to jurisdiction filed by attorneys for Omar Maldonado, who won the race for County Court-at-Law No. 8, and Luis Singleterry, who came out on top in the 92nd District Court race, dismissing the cases.