Disqualified Candidate Has Several Addresses – Some Not in District C

According to information received by KLVT news this week following a second Open Records Request, Juan Luis Rubalcava has not lived in District C the 1 year and 5 months he stated on his application for candidacy. He claimed on the application to have lived in District C that time period and gave an address of 208 Mike which is in District C. However according to utility records obtained in an open records request he had utility service at a residence on 9th street-which is clearly outside District C boundaries according to a City of Levelland Election Map. He had service at that address until October of 2013 when it was switched to the address on Mike street, which would not be 6 months prior to the February 29 date for filing as a candidate–which is required by the Levelland City Charter as a residency requirement for council members. According to the records he disconnected service at the Mike street address on April 14 of this year and reconnected on 9th street which is in district A NOT District C. He currently has service on 9th street according to Utility Records from the City of Levelland.

You will recall that late last week, the Levelland City Secretary and the Chief Election Offical for the city signed an administrative declaration, declaring the candidate ineligible to serve based on information in election records indicating Rubalcava is not a registered voter inside the City limits of Levelland and he has not lived in district C for 6 months prior to the first date in which a candidate could file.

KLVT news has contacted the Texas Ethics Commission to determine if any complaints have been filed, however, we have not been able to receive confirmation.

About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at www.klvtradio.com
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