BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The First Circuit Court of Appeals disqualified Councilwoman Tara Wicker from the race of East Baton Rouge mayor-president in a ruling Thursday, Aug. 13, citing a lack of evidence that she paid two years of state income tax returns before qualifying for the Nov. 3 election.
The appeals court’s decision overturns a district court judge’s Aug. 4 ruling that said she could run for mayor-president.
Wicker tells WAFB that she will appeal the ruling.
Wicker held a news conference to discuss the appeals court’s ruling at her campaign headquarters.
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s office released the following statement regarding Wicker’s appeal:
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