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PORT ALLEN, LA (WAFB) -
There are now two separate recall petitions in the City of
Port Allen. The first is moving forward with trying to recall Mayor
Deedy Slaughter. Wednesday however, the mayor's supporters filed one
against the Councilmember-at-Large R.J. Loupe.
Brown, co-chair of the petition against Loupe, is striking back by
starting their own petition. This one is to begin collecting signatures
to recall Loupe.
"We are unhappy with the way the council has been treating the mayor, the way they been treating the citizens," said Brown.
has been on the council almost 30 years. He was first elected in 1972
and served for 20 years. He was out of office until Jan. 2005 and now
has served for another eight. After former mayor Derek Lewis resigned in
2011, Loupe served as interim mayor until Roger Bergeron was elected.
Brown said Loupe is their target because they see him as the city's biggest problem.
"We're looking for positive things from her. If they just give her a chance, and work with her," said Brown.
"You don't feel she's been given a chance in all these months?" asked WAFB's Kiran Chawla.
has not been given a chance in all these months because everything she
put up for a vote, the council votes against it. The three whites vote
against it," said Brown.
Loupe said he is not surprised
to hear about the petition filed against him. He added he refuses to
vote for something that is not right for the City of Port Allen.
petition comes just one day after Deloris Kibby and Millie Jackson
delivered their recall petition against Mayor Slaughter with more than
1,400 signatures, to Registrar Stacy Ryan.
"They will need 1,285 signatures of eligible voters to meet the recall petition threshold," said Ryan.
Meanwhile, Mayor Slaughter said it was the first she had heard about the petition against Loupe.
"Are you in support of this petition against Loupe?" asked Chawla.
why would I be in support of it?" said Mayor Slaughter. "I'm just ready
to move the city forward. I'm ready to continue to do what I was
elected to do."
Brown said Tuesday's filing of the
mayor's petition tipped the scales forcing them to start this petition.
Many who signed that petition said it's about the future of Port Allen,
not race. Others, like Mayor Slaughter & Brown, disagree.
"So is this about race?" asked Chawla.
"It's been a race issue. It's been race issue," said Brown.
it's a race issue, why are there black people chairing the petition
against the mayor and why are black people leaving city hall?" asked
"We look at it as a conspiracy against the mayor that the whites have drummed up," said Brown.
have 180 days from Sept. 4th, 2013 to get 1,285 signatures, which is
1/3 of all the registered voters in Port Allen. The same process will
apply. If they get the required signatures, the Registrar would have to
verify them and then sent them to Governor Bobby Jindal, who would then
declare an election to recall Loupe.
Tuesday, September 3 2013 7:18 PM EDT2013-09-03 23:18:33 GMT
The group seeking to recall Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter turned in a recall petition Tuesday morning containing more than 1,400 signatures. Recall petition chair Deloris Gaines Kibby and co-chair MillieMore >>
Port Allen made history on Tuesday by getting the signatures needed for the recall petition against Mayor Deedy Slaughter. All those signatures were delivered to the West Baton Rouge Registrar of Voters.