Governor Bobby Jindal Target Of Recall Petition
Governor Bobby Jindal has once again become the target of a recall petition, this time for his push for controversial reforms of the state's public education system.
Angie Bonvillain is a teacher in Calcasieu Parish. She's one of five teachers who say they've become "fed up" with Louisiana's politicians not listening to teachers. What's even more disturbing to her, she says, is the pace at which many of Jindal's proposals have moved through the legislature.
"When they would not listen, after repeated emails and phone calls, we became frustrated," Bonvillain says, "especially when we're the ones who voted them into the office they presently hold."
In order to trigger a recall election, a third of the state's registered voters would have to sign the recall petition. Five previous recall attempts against Jindal have failed.
A Jindal spokesperson says they're "not concerned" about the petition.
State House speaker Chuck Kleckley, who represents Bonvillain's district in Lake Charles, is also the target of the same recall petition. In his case, a third of registered voters in his district would have to sign the petition.