Judge’s ruling keeps mayoral candidate out of race

A candidate who did not qualify to run against Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan in November failed to get the decision overturned during a court hearing Thursday.

Kevin Danz turned in his papers Aug. 24 to run for mayor by filing late in the afternoon close to deadline.

However, Gainesville city officials announced the next day that Danz did not qualify because he left out information on the submitted form.

Danz went before Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller on Thursday and made his case to be qualified for the mayoral race.

Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey told The Times that Judge Fuller denied Danz’s decision. 

Danz, who according to his campaign website is a 2013 graduate of Gainesville High School, could not be reached for comment.

City elections are scheduled Nov. 7.

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