Zeph Baker cleared to run for mayor after several residency hearings

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - With election day in another two weeks, a candidate for Columbus mayor is still trying to prove he can run for the office.

At a hearing Tuesday morning, Zeph Baker once again answered questions about his residency in Muscogee County.

His opponent Beth Harris says Baker lives in Newnan, about 45 minutes north of Columbus.

Weeks ago, the board of elections cleared Baker to run in the upcoming election, but Harris challenged that decision.

In a ruling, Tift County Senior Judge Gary McCorvey upheld Baker's residency claims, meaning he lives in Columbus and has every right to run for mayor.

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