Constable, convicted felon not allowed to run for re-election
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. –Washington County voters may not have realized it at the time, but they elected a convicted felon to be one of their constables. According to state law, the Washington County Election Commission should have never allowed that man on the ballot.
New Election Administrator Maybell Stewart says after a recent review of state law, election officials now know Marvin “Pete” Ferguson cannot run for re-election.
Voters first elected Ferguson in 2010 to serve out the remaining two years of an open constable position. He was seeking re-election but then some people started asking questions about his eligibility to hold that office.