Questionable Candidate for District 2

By: Cynthia Washington Email
By: Cynthia Washington Email

"Come into my house and ill show you where I live," said Amos Newsome, Dothan City Commission.

Amos Newsome explained he does in fact live in district two.

"I moved here whenever the redistricting took place and where I was on Maryland Street is no longer in district 2," said Commissioner Newsome

In order to run for a city commission seat you have to live in the district you are running in continuously for six months leading up to election day.

"All interested candidates are asked to complete and sign a statement of candidacy and from that point the city clerk department verifies the photo registration and make sure that candidate is registered to that address," said Cassandra Milton, Community Relations Specialist.

But neighbors near the house on 403 Lena Street say they haven't seen him.

However neighbors near a home he owns in district one say they see him often.

Which leaves to question, which house does he really live in.
And if that makes him ineligible to retain his seat on the Dothan City Commission.

We reached out to the city clerk, Pam MccCoy for comment about election qualifications.
She did not want to comment on camera, but McCoy did say she did not want to say something that could be harmful to a sitting city commissioner

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