Incumbent Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) debated challengers Clay Chastain (center) and Vincent Lee before the April 7 primary election. Chastain came in third and afterward sued, arguing that James should be disqualified from the May 23 general election because he had been late paying his property taxes earlier this year. On Monday, the Missouri Court of Appeals rejected Chastain’s lawsuit, and James will remain on the ballot with Lee.
Incumbent Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) debated challengers Clay Chastain (center) and Vincent Lee before the April 7 primary election. Chastain came in third and afterward sued, arguing that James should be disqualified from the May 23 general election because he had been late paying his property taxes earlier this year. On Monday, the Missouri Court of Appeals rejected Chastain’s lawsuit, and James will remain on the ballot with Lee. File photo by David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com
Incumbent Kansas City Mayor Sly James (left) debated challengers Clay Chastain (center) and Vincent Lee before the April 7 primary election. Chastain came in third and afterward sued, arguing that James should be disqualified from the May 23 general election because he had been late paying his property taxes earlier this year. On Monday, the Missouri Court of Appeals rejected Chastain’s lawsuit, and James will remain on the ballot with Lee. File photo by David Eulitt deulitt@kcstar.com

Appeals court rejects Clay Chastain’s bid to take Sly James’ name off KC mayoral ballot

June 08, 2015 01:17 PM