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Re: “Bledsoes cleared on opponent's homestead tax exemption question

As the candidate challenging Senator Bledsoe for the State Senate, District 3, I would like to make a clarification regarding the "residency" uncertainty issue regarding Senator Bledsoe. At this point, I don't know what the actual fact is on this subject. That determination calls for a legal conclusion that can only be made by the Courts after a full evidentiary hearing that would consider the totality of the circumstances, in an effort to decide "where in fact" does Senator Bledsoe have her residence. This determination is not made alone based on any one factor, and certainly not alone on a homestead exemption claim. The homestead claim is simply one of the factors that a court would consider. Primarily, the Court will consider a wide variety of relevant facts to answer the question of "where does she live". My point is simply to make voters aware that there are publicly known circumstances (which I have shared) which at least raise the question. Cecile Bledsoe may well decide to voluntarily produce records such as utilities bills, restaurant and gasoline credit card charges or other similar materials which would shed light on "where does she live" day to day. Shopping habits for family members or others could be potentially relevant. Comparing living expenses charges in the Rogers area with the Little Rock area would be relevant. If you want to get a flavor of the complexity of the factual issue, an example of a case decided by the Arkansas Supreme Court is State of Arkansas v. Steve Jernigan, 2011 Ark 487 (2011). Keep in mind that any fact determination depends on the totality of the circumstances that exist for any particular challenge. If someone were to initiate litigation on this matter against Cecile Bledsoe. This case gives you an idea of the kind of evidentiary proof a court would consider. Hopefully you will find this helpful.

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Posted by Jon Comstock on 10/16/2018 at 10:38 PM

Re: “Challenger questions Senator Bledsoe's residency

As the candidate challenging Senator Bledsoe for the State Senate, District 3, I would like to make a clarification regarding the "residency" uncertainty issue regarding Senator Bledsoe. At this point, I don't know what the actual fact is on this subject. That determination calls for a legal conclusion that can only be made by the Courts after a full evidentiary hearing that would consider the totality of the circumstances, in an effort to decide "where in fact" does Senator Bledsoe have her residence. This determination is not made alone based on any one factor, and certainly not alone on a homestead exemption claim. The homestead claim is simply one of the factors that a court would consider. Primarily, the Court will consider a wide variety of relevant facts to answer the question of "where does she live". My point is simply to make voters aware that there are publicly known circumstances (which I have shared) which at least raise the question. Cecile Bledsoe may well decide to voluntarily produce records such as utilities bills, restaurant and gasoline credit card charges or other similar materials which would shed light on "where does she live" day to day. Shopping habits for family members or others could be potentially relevant. Comparing living expenses charges in the Rogers area with the Little Rock area would be relevant. If you want to get a flavor of the complexity of the factual issue, an example of a case decided by the Arkansas Supreme Court is State of Arkansas v. Steve Jernigan, 2011 Ark 487 (2011). Keep in mind that any fact determination depends on the totality of the circumstances that exist for any particular challenge. If someone were to initiate litigation on this matter against Cecile Bledsoe. This case gives you an idea of the kind of evidentiary proof a court would consider. Hopefully you will find this helpful.

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Posted by Jon Comstock on 10/13/2018 at 5:33 PM

 

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