Activist may sue to get on ballot

January 9, 2010 9:02:11 PM PST
A conservative activist who was kicked off the Democratic ballot says he'll sue to get his name back on. We spoke to Dave Wilson at his sign and supply business on Paige Street. The Harris County Democratic Party claims Wilson's application violated state law by listing his business instead of home address. But Wilson says the application correctly listed his home address as 34th Street. He suspects the party was misled by Jerry Eversole, the incumbent Republican.

"They have been trying from day one, the powers that be, to make a backroom deal to keep me out of this. This is just a vain attempt to get me not to run," Wilson said. "I'm more determined than ever to run."

Wilson plans to talk to Democratic Party Chair Gerry Birnberg Monday. If that doesn't work, Wilson says he'll sue.

We were unable to reach Birnberg Saturday for comment. Earlier this week, he expressed surprise Wilson was on the party's ballot since he hasn't voted in a democratic primary since the 1970s.