As if voting illegally in three general elections over the past six years and voting in both the Republican and Democratic primaries in the same election were not enough, Republican candidate for Pct. 1 Commissioner Bruce Fleming received a knock on the head by the local Republican party when its executive committee withdrew its support. It is too late for Fleming’s name to be withdrawn from the ballot.
The party also asked for its $10,000 donation to him to be returned, but he has so far refused to do so.
To throw fuel on the fire for the Republicans, which considers itself the party of morality, it has come to light in the past week that Fleming, whose wife continues to live in Pennsylvania, has had several legal actions filed against him by his wife over the past 10 years.
Mrs. Fleming has filed for divorce against him in both Harris County and Bucks County, Pa. In 1995 in Pennsylvania, a petition for Emergency Relief from Abuse was filed by his wife, who asked the court to evict him from the house.
An original search for records about Fleming was undertaken by this newspaper and occurred after he called Jacquie Baly, a candidate for State Rep. against Fleming’s mentor Rick Miller, a b***h and when it was reported, he accused County Clerk Dianne Wilson and “Star” Publisher Bev Carter of lying.
Fleming also sent an insulting email to then party chair Sharon Roberts when she refused to hold a redraw for his position on the primary ballot. This sparked a search for information about Fleming who suddenly appeared on the Fort Bend political scene a couple of years ago.
In the Emergency Relief from Abuse, Nancy Fleming wrote: “Mostly verbal abuse, harassing, yelling. He followed me up and down stairs. I locked a door at one time and he banged on it and I let him in. He teased me about killing me and pointed a gun at me. He shoved his nose in my face and pushed me.”
The event, which according to official records occurred at 10 p.m. said the plaintiff (Mrs. Fleming) was placed by physical menace in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.
The outcome of all the court proceedings is unknown and it is thought to have been dropped for lack of prosecution.
Official records also show that homestead exemptions are being claimed for both houses–the house in Fort Bend and the one in Pennsylvania. This is also illegal and might put Fleming’s claims of being a resident of Fort Bend County, which is necessary to run for the commissioner office, in jeopardy.