1A democrat running for District 4 Mohave County Supervisor hopes to stay on the election ballot, despite a candidacy challenge from incumbent republican Jean Bishop. Jack Ehrhardt points out it is not a general citizen who challenged his nominating petition signatures, but an office-holder trying to keep a competitor out of the race.

Ehrhardt suggests it rubs against the grain of democracy to deprive the voters of choice at the ballot box. Ehrhardt concedes some deficiencies, but argues the nominating petition signature gathering effort was not deliberately deceptive and was conducted in good faith.

Ehrhardt asks that Judge Jantzen leave him on the ballot following the candidacy challenge hearing scheduled Friday afternoon.