A candidate for the office of Cache County Executive has been told that his name will not be on the ballot.David D’Addabbo filed for the office of executive on the Constitution Party ticket, challenging Republican incumbent Lynn Lemon. However, D’Addabbo has been told by Cache County Clerk Jill Zollinger that he cannot be a candidate because he has been convicted of a felony. Zollinger said D’Addabbo’s record has not been expunged, therefore under Utah Code, he cannot run for the office. In 2006, D’Addabbo pleaded guilty to a charge of threatening a federal official. He specifically was charged with mailing threatening communications and threatening federal officials. D’addabbo has filed a lawsuit in First District Court challenging the county clerk’s ruling, saying iit should be up to the people to decide who should represent them in an elected office.”The founding fathers set up the election process so the people could elect whoever they wanted for governments, now what Utah is doing is controlling who can be elected,” D’Addabbo said. “The government is making rules and laws and codes and statutes saying this person can only be elected if the government approves it.”D’Addabbo said actions such as those that removed him from the ballot are “so out of line” and are the exact opposite of what the Founding Fathers intended.
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