“The recount petition filed May 14, 2014, for the District 1 City Council position did not meet all of the state statute required elements of a recount petition,” a written statement from the City of Lubbock said.
The statement also said, “State law requires that the petitioner be notified promptly of each defect in the petition. Mr. Gutierrez, and his attorney Bill De Haas, were notified of the defects.”
Hernandez won re-election in the May 10 city/school election. However, the margin by which he avoided a runoff was only eight votes. Lana Bear Moore was the third place candidate and would not be in the potential runoff election.