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Candidate removed from ballot

| Tuesday, March 20, 2001

The name of another Fayette County candidate was stricken from the May 15 primary ballot Monday after the candidate failed to file an ethics statement on time.

Amy Coughenour, who was running for district justice, failed to file a State Ethics Commission statement of financial interests in a timely fashion.

The statement asks candidates to disclose sources of income, businesses in which they own stakes and jobs they hold.

Fayette County Judge Gerald R. Solomon ruled the failure was enough to strike her name from the Democratic and Republican parties' ballots.

The names of two other candidates were stricken from the ballots last week.

Mildred Hagerty, a candidate for jury commissioner, and Jean Wrote, who was running for Connellsville City controller, were eliminated from the ballot by Fayette County Judge Conrad B. Capuzzi.

Both Hagerty and Wrote also missed the deadline to file their statements of financial interests.

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