POSTED: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 3:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 20, 2013 - 6:10pm
PORT ALLEN, LA (NBC33) — A special election will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Port Allen regarding the recall of current mayor Deedy Slaughter, Governor Jindal announced today.
The recall is being held due to a petition filed with the Registrar’s Office. An group collected 1,521 signatures, of which 1,387 were verified. That was well over the percentage needed to call for the special election.
Slaughter took office on January 1, 2013. Since then she has faced a slew of criticism and allegations.
We will have more on this story coming up on NBC33 News at 5:00 and 6:30.