Wilson mayor taking petition to court

POSTED: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 4:48pm

UPDATED: Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:00am

A last ditch effort is underway to stop a recall election for the mayor of Wilson.

Over the last few months, voters in the East Feliciana village got enough signatures on a petition to recall current mayor Joshua Thomas.

But Thomas says many of the signatures on the petition were forged.

He's meeting with a district judge Thursday morning, and he's hoping to get the petition thrown out.

If the petition holds up in court, the election decides if Thomas keeps his job.

The election is scheduled for March 27th.