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Mindlin to appeal ruling that booted him from race

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Independent mayoral candidate Nevin Mindlin says he will appeal the court decision to remove his name from November's ballot.

Last week Dauphin County Judge Bernard Coates Jr. tossed Mindlin from Harrisburg's mayoral race, saying Mindlin failed to name a committee that would be authorized his vacancy should he become unable to seek office, a requirement under Pennsylvania law.

"Over the weekend I have consulted with advisors and several attorneys," Mindlin said, "and the consensus is that our position for appeal presents sound legal arguments in favor of restoring my name to the November ballot."

Mindlin filed notice of appeal on Monday.

"This challenge to my petition has made the nature of politics in Harrisburg abundantly clear to everyone," he added, "and nobody likes what they see."

Judge Coates Jr. also ruled that fellow candidate Nate Curtis is ineligible to run 

because he did not live in the city for at least a year before the election, as required by the Third Class City Code.

Curtis, a political newcomer, moved to Harrisburg in April after a deployment to Afghanistan with the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. He previously lived in Mechanicsburg.

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