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Vague state law aside, a convicted felon will be on the ballot in Austin

After his candidacy was challenged, convicted felon Lewis Conway Jr. was cleared by the Austin city clerk on Tuesday.

Lewis Conway Jr., a candidate running in East Austin's District 1 race, is the first formerly incarcerated person in Texas to run for public office. Conway is using his race to challenge how the criminal justice system suppresses people with criminal records.

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