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Dave Wilson Trial To Determine Residency

Dave Wilson’s civil trial will determine his college board residency

Wilson is being questioned by assistant county attorney Douglas Ray. They’re trying to prove that a warehouse located in the Houston Community College district he represents is his residence, as he claims. Wilson testified that he lives upstairs in an 1100 square foot apartment. Ray doesn’t think so, and says the furniture inside looks virtually unused:

“The living room by itself, it doesn’t look like anybody’s ever actually been in the room after they put the furniture there, said Ray. That does not indicate to me that he actually resides at that location.”

Ray says Williams’ supposed living quarters tell a much different story:

“I think the evidence pretty clearly shows that this whole claim that he lives at this warehouse, is just a charade that’s been done for political purposes.”

The 67 year old businessman is considered a perennial candidate for various positions. His attorney Keith Gross says the state has it all wrong:

“I think there’s three criteria that the jury will consider; his right to decide what his residence should be, his intent to create a residence, and then whether he actually resides at that residence, said Gross. I think the first two criteria we can undisputedly win hands down. It’s the third criteria whether he actually lived and did enough things there to constitute his residence, that’s probably what this trial’s about.”

Wilson continues on the stand this morning, and the trial should take another day before jurors decide if he ousted longtime HCC Board
Chairman Bruce Abbott in last November’s election fair and square.

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