Bruner decided to disqualify Jackson because he failed to sign his loyalty oath.
Jackson chastised Bruner and another employee for mistakes they made in the handling of his form.
Bruner, who was informed about the missing signature by the Supervisor of Elections Office, admitted she did not notice the problem because she had not reviewed Jackson’s oath form thoroughly enough.
Another city worker notarized Jackson’s oath without a signature.
Jackson accused Bruner of failing to carry out her legal responsibilities because state statutes say qualifying officers, such as Bruner, “shall make a reasonable effort” to notify candidates of missing items.
Jennifer Krell Davis, a spokeswoman for the state Division of Elections, said it’s ultimately the candidate’s responsibility to make sure forms are complete.
Election law doesn’t speak to errors made by qualifying officers, she said.
Thursday, Jackson said the remedy is simple.
“They could just put me on the ballot, and that would end it,” Jackson said. “Otherwise, I’ll follow through and seek court action, I guess.”