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Lone challenger eliminated in Gainesville mayor's race
Kevin Danz's election qualifying paperwork incomplete

The race for mayor in Gainesville is down to one candidate.

Kevin Danz, who had submitted paperwork for qualifying for the mayor’s race, had an “incomplete” application, according to Gainesville City Manager Bryan Lackey. Lackey said Danz’s paperwork didn’t have all the information required on his notice of candidacy and affidavit.

“He left out some information on his affidavit that state law specifically says has to be filled in,” Lackey said Thursday afternoon. He said Danz has been notified.

Lackey said representatives for Danz came in to file paperwork around 4 p.m. Wednesday before qualifying ended at 4:30 p.m.

“By the time we realized the gap, the qualifying had ended, so there wasn’t time for him to come and correct it,” Lackey said. “We did pursue some avenues to try to help him get there, but the timing of filing his paperwork was critical.”

Lackey said Danz has 10 days to file a petition to Superior Court to contest the decision.

Unless that happens, Mayor Danny Dunagan will be the lone candidate for mayor on the ballot Nov. 7.

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