Durham's Roy Taylor to continue campaign

September 30, 2010 9:07:01 PM PDT
The election for Durham County Sheriff is no longer a one-man race.Republican challenger Roy Taylor tells ABC11 Eyewitness News he will stay in the race for Sheriff.

Earlier this week, Taylor announced he was suspending his campaign, because of questions surrounding his eligibility.

According to election rules, candidates must reside in the county for at least one year. Taylor moved from Wake to Durham County in December 2009.

He said when he initially filed for candidacy in February of this year; he met with Board of Elections Director Mike Ashe. Taylor said Ashe told him he qualified and allowed him to file. Taylor said Ashe has since apologized for the oversight.

On Thursday, Taylor told ABC11 that his attorneys found a statute that would make him eligible to run.

Taylor is challenging Sheriff Worth Hill. He was first elected to the county's top law enforcement post in 1994 and is currently serving his fourth consecutive term.

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