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Court: Man can seek office despite conviction

by KIX101.1 /1230 KFJB News Department posted Apr 16 2014 10:03AM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Supreme Court says a Des Moines man can run for state Senate despite efforts by his primary opponent to have him disqualified.

Tony Bisignano was convicted of second-offense drunken driving, and his Democratic primary opponent Ned Chiodo claimed that disqualified him from voting or seeking office because it fit the definition of an infamous crime in the Iowa Constitution. Such a ruling would not only have disqualified Bisignano but thousands of other Iowans convicted of aggravated misdemeanors.

The court concluded second-offense operating while intoxicated isn't an infamous crime but says its ruling is limited to OWI second offense only. Future cases will have to decide which felonies might fall within the meaning of infamous crime.

Bisignano and Chiodo are seeking the Senate seat being vacated by Jack Hatch.

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Topics : Law_CrimePolitics
Location : Des MoinesIowa
04/16/2014 9:57AM
Court: Man can seek office despite conviction
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