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Oahu Democrats declare candidates eligible for primary

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 19, 2014

~~<p>Oahu Democrats on Sunday declared a University of Hawaii-West Oahu instructor eligible to challenge state Rep. Sharon Har, whose opposition to marriage equality has upset many of the party's gay-rights and progressive activists.</p>
<p>Nicole Ferguson, who teaches environmental biology, sought the declaration because she would not have been a party member in good standing for six months prior to the June filing deadline for elective office. Potential candidates who do not meet the party's six-month standard can apply for eligibility, a proc&shy;ess where Demo&shy;crats interview the candidates to determine whether they are likely to support the party's platform and goals.</p>
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Oahu Democrats on Sunday declared a University of Hawaii-West Oahu instructor eligible to challenge state Rep. Sharon Har, whose opposition to marriage equality has upset many of the party's gay-rights and progressive activists.

Nicole Ferguson, who teaches environmental biology, sought the declaration because she would not have been a party member in good standing for six months prior to the June filing deadline for elective office. Potential candidates who do not meet the party's six-month standard can apply for eligibility, a proc­ess where Demo­crats interview the candidates to determine whether they are likely to support the party's platform and goals. Login for more...



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