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The Ellis County Press

WILMER – Matina Michelle Davis Abney, 35, candidate seeking a seat on the Wilmer city council May 9, called The Ellis County Press multiple times threatening Barbara Beasley, receptionist.

She accused the paper of being "racist" because she is the only African-American listed on the ballot in Wilmer.

Editor’s Note: The Ellis County Press does not list race in any election charts.

Her name appeared under the Palmer candidates list by mistake during production.

She threatened to go to John Wiley Price, Dallas County Commisioner, about the listing.

When she asked to speak with "the main person," she was referred to the writer of the story, reporter Megan Gray, who explained the charts were jumbled during layout and "we would issue another chart this week."

"That’s fine, I’m not going to have a problem with the press I just am going to let you know though, no matter what you all do there, I am still keeping my original opinion," said Abney.

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