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County demands payment for Dem’s primary costs
Polk County Enterprise

LIVINGSTON — Polk County District Attorney Lee Hon has sent a demand letter to former Polk County Democratic Party Chairman Sharon Teal seeking payment of $8,629.82 in unpaid election expenses for the March primary. District Attorney Lee Hon said his office has a receipt showing Teal accepted his certified letter on July 28. The demand letter is the third time Hon’s office has had to launch collection efforts to recoup expenses related to the Democratic Party primaries during Teal’s tenure as county chairman. County Clerk Schelana Walker, who oversees elections in Polk County, said staff members with the Texas Secretary of State’s Elections Division have informed her they have not received the necessary documents from Teal. The Polk County Republican Party has paid $7,058.08 of the $11,000 in expenses Walker’s office incurred on its behalf while conducting the election. Walker said County Chairman Benny Fogleman has informed her the balance will be paid as soon as he receives payment from the state. Teal did not seek another term and Travis Jackson was elected to succeed her. Jackson has no role in finances related to the 2010 primaries.


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