By Josh Baugh - Express-News
Curtis Wayne “Tank” Hartfield has been mounting a campaign to take on District 2 City Councilwoman Ivy Taylor, but it appears his criminal past will keep him from challenging the incumbent in the May election.
In 1995, Hartfield was convicted of passing a forged check, a third-degree felony. For his crime, he served time in the Texas prison system — a point he doesn't dispute.
Under state law, a felony conviction disqualifies a person from running for elected office.
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