Val Verde County

The Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio has denied a petition by a Del Rio attorney seeking the office of county attorney to decertify a petition filed by his opponent for a place on the ballot.

David Martinez, the Democratic Party nominee for the office of Val Verde County Attorney, filed the petition with the Fourth Court of Criminal Appeals in late August. Martinez filed the petition shortly after Val Verde County Judge Lewis G. Owens Jr. certified Martinez’s opponent, Ana Markowski Smith, had gathered enough signatures of registered voters in the county to appear on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot.

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