A candidate for Jefferson County sheriff is facing an ouster action before he even wins the job. The state of Missouri wants to throw Edward Joseph Manley-the-third off the ballot because he has a felony conviction on his record. State law forbids anybody convicted of a felony from holding office. Manley was convicted 22 years ago of assault with intent to kill. He stabbed a man and was sentenced to seven years in prison. Incumbent sheriff Glenn Boyer has two other opponents.