Monday, March 11, 2013

Louisiana: St. Tammany's Coroner facing recall threat

This may be an first St. Tammany Coroner Peter Galvan is facing a recall threat, after an investigative report detailed questionable spending on food, personal items and other assort questionable actions. I have can't recall ever hearing of a coroner facing a recall threat (obviously, most aren't elected).
Petitioners would need 53,000 valid signatures in 6 months (1/3 of registereds). The Parish Council voted 13-1 asking for his resignation.
The articles notes that:
More than 100 names are on a list of elected officials whom voters have tried to recall in Louisiana since 1966. None ever held a parish-wide office, though. Most are school board members, mayors of small towns, council members and police jurors.

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