A federal judge has just ordered Wellington Sharpe back on the ballot for the April 24th special City Council election in Brooklyn’s 40th district, sources tell me.
Sharpe had been removed because he failed to collect enough valid signatures on his petitions. By my count, that makes a total of three candidates who will not be running for this office. For the second time in about two months.
Another candidate seeking to get back on the ballot, Maria Gina Faustin, remains off the ballot. For now.
UPDATE: A Board of Elections spokeswoman said the printing costs for the new ballot is between $45,000 to $50,000.