Recalled Port Allen Mayor Deedy Slaughter’s attempt to regain the mayor’s office prompted legislation.
State Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, filed a bill Wednesday that would ban a recalled official from running for the same office at a special election to fill the vacant position.
Ward’s legislation is Senate Bill 208. The bill would be considered during the legislative session which opens March 10.
Port Allen voters ousted Slaughter in a Nov. 16 recall election. Fifty-seven percent of the city’s voters supported her recall.
Slaughter, in her first term as mayor, became the first West Baton Rouge Parish official to booted from office.
Slaughter signed up to run in the April 5 special election to fill the Port Allen mayor vacancy created by her recall.