(Shelby County) A woman who applied to run as a candidate for district six representative has been decertified.
There were concerns Edith Moore did not meet residency requirements to run for the position.
She listed an address in District Six, which is made up of the Raleigh/Frayser area, as her home, but neighbors testified under oath that Moore doesn’t really live there.
“The truth is I live next door, been there 20 years, and I’ve never seen her or anyone else living in the house.”
“There is no furniture in that house whatsoever.”
The neighbors said they weren’t trying to stop her from running, but it’s the simple truth – and an investigator for the District Attorney’s Office says they’re right.
He investigated Moore and found out where she really lives.
MLGW told him Moore just turned on the power for the house on Mensi Street near Highway 51 in north Memphis.
“Gas was requested to be turned on on March 11, 2014.”
Moore’s attorneys said it all proves nothing as long as she intends to live in the house – the law says she can be on the ballot.
But the commissioners Wednesday saw differently, all voting that Moore didn’t meet the requirements for candidacy.
This is the first time something like this has happened for as long as most commissioners can remember.
“If you don’t habitate someplace, you shouldn’t say you do.”
Moore still insists she lives where she claimed, and says the system failed her.
“I am disappointed.”