The primary election for Jackson County sheriff, slated to take place Aug. 7, may not happen.
A lawsuit filed three weeks ago by the Jackson County Democratic Committee seeks to cancel the primary election as unlawful.
The committee’s argument: The clerk of the Jackson County Legislature, Mary Jo Spino, had no legal authority to reopen the filing period for candidates after the primary filing deadline of March 27.
Spino did just that for five days beginning May 7. The move, says the committee, was outside the scope of her authority.