House 39 Candidate Wiszowaty Back on Ballot
A judge ruled that Jim Wiszowaty is back on the ballot after GOP leaders booted him off over the weekend.
S.C. House District 39 candidate Jim Wiszowaty is back on the ballot for Tuesday's primary election.
GOP leaders removed him from the ballot over the weekend, but he won an appeal in court Monday.
"We're happy," Wiszowaty said. "We're on the ballot just like we always were."
Wiszowaty, mayor of Batesburg-Leesville, argued that his disclosure of his finances during his 11 years as mayor complied with the S.C. Supreme Court ruling on filing the information, according to a report in The State.
The Republican Party removed him from the ballot after deciding he hadn't followed the rules on filing financial information.
Wiszowaty faces Lexington School District Three board member Ralph Kennedy in the House District 39 race.
Republican officials ousted a third candidate for the seat, Phil Perry, over the weekend, as well. On his Facebook page, Perry said he plans to run as a petition candidate on the general election ballot in November.