Judge to hear controller candidate residency case

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Updated: 4/03/2014 8:36 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas is due to hear candidate residency questions about a man who ran for Los Angeles City Council a little more than a year ago and now wants to run for Nevada controller.

Nevada election officials argue that John Michael Schaefer isn't eligible because state law requires candidates for state office to live in Nevada for two years preceding an election.

Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller says Schaefer was a registered voter in Los Angeles as recently as last year.

Schaefer is a 76-year-old disbarred former lawyer who has challenged election law residency requirements before, and won.

He argues that his only home is a Las Vegas condominium.

Schaefer plans to represent himself at Thursday's hearing before Clark County District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth.

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