Roswell mayoral candidate disqualified by Fulton district attorney


Sandra Sidhom, a candidate for mayor of Roswell, is challenging a finding from the district attorney that would disqualify her from the race

Sidhom has asked for a public hearing after a letter from the Fulton County district attorney said she was not qualified to be mayor of Roswell. The city has scheduled that hearing for Monday at 2 p.m.

Eric Schumacher, a Roswell resident, asked the city to investigate whether Sidhom had lived in the city for a year, as is required by law, said Julie Brechbill, a Roswell spokeswoman.

An investigation by the Fulton County district attorney found that she had not.

Paul Howard, the district attorney, is continuing to investigate whether there is sufficient evidence to charge Sidhom with a crime.

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