School board candidates taken off ballot say they're not giving up

ERIE, Pa. -- The Erie School Board candidates who are taken off the May primary election ballot are speaking out.

Four candidates are removed from the ballot following a judge's ruling in favor of petition challenges that were filed earlier this month.

Those candidates said they're not giving up.

Cynthia Muhammad and TylerTitus are two of the four candidates who are removed from the Democratic ballot for Erie School Board.

The ruling says the candidates violated a state ethics statute about where candidates must file financial statements.

Muhammad and Titus say they filled through the elections office, however, did not file through the school district.

But say they were not told to do so.

Clerk of Elections Doug Smith says that's not the case and they were told the right information.


"At the end of the day it was my responsibility to make sure I had my papers in where I needed to have my papers in,” Titus said. “I had just basically received the misguided information and took it for face value."

The other two candidates are Darlene Feeney and Felix Lohitai. Feeney cross-filed and will be on the Republican ballot.


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