- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 14, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Attorneys for the Houston Community College board say they see no legal barrier to the swearing-in of a newly elected trustee whose election is under challenge.

Board special counsel Gene Locke tells the Houston Chronicle (https://bit.ly/1j6nu1E ) that the college system sees no legal basis to deny Dave Wilson his board seat. The board is scheduled to elect officers at a Thursday meeting.

However, a court order blocking Wilson from taking office remains in effect until Jan. 27. Wilson’s opponent in the November election, a 24-year incumbent, alleged mailers Wilson sent to voters in the predominantly black district implied Wilson was black. Wilson, who is white, has said he never lied on his mailers.

The lawsuit also alleges Wilson is ineligible because he doesn’t live in the district that elected him.

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Information from: Houston Chronicle, https://www.houstonchronicle.com

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