A panel of state officials will decide whether Tony Bisignano may run for the Iowa Senate on Friday.
Bisignano is seeking the democratic nomination for a Des Moines area seat.
His opponent, Ned Chiodo, is challenging Bisignano saying he can’t legally run for office because of a recent OWI conviction.
Chiodo says the Iowa constitution bars anyone convicted of an “infamous crime” from holding office. He argues that Bisignano’s OWI falls under that category.
The decision is expected around 9 a.m. at the Secretary of State’s office.