Chambers seeks to remain in runoff

BROWNSVILLE — Cameron County sheriff candidate John Chambers has taken legal action against Cameron County and the chairwoman of the county’s Republican Party to get his name on the party’s ballot for the May 24 runoff election.

Chambers has filed a lawsuit requesting that the county refrain from printing the ballots for the runoff election until the issue regarding his eligibility has been resolved.

Chambers believes his name should be on the ballot. The county’s Republican Party maintains that he is ineligible.

Jesus Villalobos, Chambers’ attorney, anticipates the court will make a ruling by the end of the week and believes the ruling will be a favorable one for his client.

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