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Judge Howard Hawk qualifies as independent

The Huntsville Times reports: Marshall County Circuit Judge Howard Hawk, a former Democrat denied access to the March 13 Republican primary ballot, has been certified by the Alabama Secretary of State to run as an independent for re-election, his campaign said Saturday.

Hawk submitted 5,200 signatures requesting that he be placed on the Nov. 6 ballot as an independent. He only needed 774 to qualify. ...

A longtime Democrat, Hawk switched to the Republican party in December 2010. Less than a month later, 27 of 29 members of the Marshall County Republican Party Executive Committee voted to ask Hawk to remain a Democrat. -- Read the whole story --> Marshall County Circuit Judge Howard Hawk certified to run as an independent in November | al.com

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