Fort Worth firefighters ask state Supreme Court to declare Davis ineligible
Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Fri, Jan. 11, 2008
Three Fort Worth firefighters backed by the Fort Worth Firefighters Association have gone to the Texas Supreme Court in their effort to have Wendy Davis declared ineligible to run for the state Senate.
The firefighters say Davis, who resigned from the Fort Worth City Council in August, was not eligible to run for another office until Jan. 8, when her successor, Joel Burns, was sworn in at a City Council meeting. The filing deadline was Jan. 2.
Davis is the only Democrat to seek the nomination to run against state Sen. Kim Brimer, R-Fort Worth. The firefighters association has endorsed Brimer. Brimer's campaign adviser, Bryan Eppstein, worked for the firefighters on their successful drive to win collective-bargaining rights from the city in November.
It is not known how quickly the Supreme Court will act.