City of Tallaseee files lawsuit against two mayoral candidates

Tallassee Jeanna Kervin and Trey Taylor
Jeanna Kervin and Trey Taylor

The Tallassee City Council has filed a lawsuit against mayoral candidates Jeanna Kervin and Trey Taylor contesting their city residency, according to

The residencies were first challenged July 14 at the Tallassee City Council meeting, where locals questioned whether two candidates were legally qualified to run for the position.

Council members then voted 3-2 to allow the courts to decide rather than the council.

Both candidates argue they are in fact legal residents and plan to continue their campaigns.

The election will take place Tuesday, Aug. 23.