Austin city council candidate: don't vote for me, I'm a felon

A week before the primary election, Zeke Dahl realized he wouldn't be eligible to serve on Austin's city council. Dahl was convicted of check forgery last year. The charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor once he repays the money. But he's discovered that process won't happen in time for him to be sworn in on the council.
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A week before the primary election, Zeke Dahl realized he wouldn't be eligible to serve on Austin's city council. Dahl was convicted of check forgery last year. The charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor once he repays the money. But he's discovered that process won't happen in time for him to be sworn in on the council.

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