Sunday, November 17, 2013

Louisiana: Port Allen Mayor kicked out in recall vote

Port Allen Mayor Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter was kicked out of office, 1,452-1,102 (57% against)  in the Parish's first recall ever. 

 Slaughter was accused of wasting $2500 for a trip to attend the inaugration, hiring her brother-in-law as (non-salaried) chief of staff, getting into a fight with and trying to fire the CFO, being sued by three council members, creating a mass exodus of employees, an a veto of the council's budget that may result in the Fire Department shutting down. Not a bad list for someone who was elected last November.   On the other side, Slaughter's supporters claimed a strong racial animus was behind the recall. 

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