Port Allen Mayor Recalled
PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) — Voters in Port Allen have ousted Mayor Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1bFFHOw) that Slaughter became the first West Baton Rouge Parish official to be ousted from office when 57 percent of the voters Saturday voted for the recall.
West Baton Rouge Parish Registrar of Voters Stacy Ryan said Slaughter has until Nov. 25 to contest the election results. If she does not contest the results, Ryan said, Slaughter will have to vacate office by 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25.
After Slaughter took office in January she was criticized for charging taxpayers the $2,500 cost of a trip to Washington to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration.
Slaughter's decision to hire her brother-in-law, Ralph Slaughter, as her non-salaried chief of staff also drew fire.