State Judge Orders Plymouth Politician Running for Lieutenant Governor Off Ballot

Sitting Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale (R) has been running for Lieutenant Governor, but today a state judge ordered him off the ballot due to the fact that he won’t be 30 years old when the election is held.

Gale has argued that you do not have to be 30 to be elected and could wait until he turns 30, two months after the November election, to be sworn in. The argument against that is that if you aren’t 30 election day, you do not qualify to stand for election.

In a Facebook post, Gale hints that he may appeal to the state supreme court.

Photo: Joe Gale