“The Star-Telegram Voter Guide is designed for readers to hear directly from candidates on their qualifications and positions on the issues. We don’t place many requirements or restrictions on responses, other than an obvious one: Tell the truth.
Arlington mayoral candidate Jim Ross and District 3 City Council hopeful Nikkie Hunter fell short of that simple directive, writing that they had never been involved in bankruptcy cases, when both in fact have. As a result, we can no longer recommend Ross and Hunter to Arlington voters.
The bankruptcies alone are not necessarily disqualifying for public office. Ross told the Star-Telegram that in 1999, when he filed for relief, he and his then-wife were struggling financially while he was in law school. Hunter explained that she had lost a job and was caring for her dying grandmother when she filed in 2017.”
Mayoral candidate Jim Ross and City Council candidate Nikki Hunter failed to disclose important information on our Voter Guide.