De Terra To Appeal Judge’s Ruling On Ballot
The debate over “the election that won’t go away” in Fairhaven will continue for awhile longer.
On Monday, Superior Court Judge Robert Kane ruled that a contested ballot previously declared a vote for incumbant Peter De Terra, was a blank.
That ruling, in effect, left the election between De Terra and John Wethington in a tie.
Now De Terra wants to appeal Judge Kane’s ruling to a single justice of the State Appeals Court. Attorney John Markey Jr. will file the appeal next week.
In the meantime, Wethington filed suit in Superior Court, seeking a new election. That hearing will continue on Monday.