Justice of the Peace Monica Lisa Caballero scored a victory Friday in her battle to remain on the ballot in the May 29 Democratic primary.
State District Court Judge Barbara Hanson Nellermoe, a Democrat, ruled that disputed signatures on Caballero's ballot petition were valid, possibly ending a bitter three-week intra-party feud that has involved Caballero, primary challenger Tomas Uresti, and the Bexar County Democratic Party.
On March 23, the Democratic Party – responding to a complaint filed by Uresti – disqualified the JP from the primary, determining that 27 of her petition signatures were invalid because the signers failed to include their city of residence. (Without those 27 signatures, Caballero was 16 shy of the 250 required.) Four days later, Caballero was granted a temporary restraining order, reinstating her on the ballot until this week's hearing could settle the case.