Six separate groups having formed, targeting six Ascension Parish Council members. The first to file is Recall Teri Casso which submitted its paperwork with Louisiana’s Secretary of State on Monday. With a Political Action Committee formed to assist in the recall effort, the group took to social media to proclaim:
“After weeks of planning and preparation, we are pleased to announce that we filed a petition to recall Councilwoman Teri Casso, District 8…”
The Reason(s) for Recall provided by Chairman Zachary Boudreaux and Vice Chairman Mary Bordelon…FAILURE TO ENACT ORDINANCES NECESSARY TO PROMOTE, PROTECT AND PRESERVE THE GENERAL WELFARE, SAFETY, HEALTH, PEACE AND GOOD ORDER OF ASCENSION PARISH DISTRICT 8.”
Triggering the 180-day period in which to accumulate signatures from “qualified electors” in District 8 (what makes an elector “qualified” is a question for which we’ve yet to receive a convincing answer but…Ascension’s new Registrar of Voters has, apparently, updated the voter rolls and provided numbers).
District 8 totaled 7,036 ACTIVE Registered Voters as of July 1, 33.3% (2,343) of whom must sign the recall petition to have the governor call for a Recall Election on the next regularly scheduled Election Date.
The Recall Teri Casso group had intended to host a kickoff event tonight, but postponed due to anticipated inclement weather. The petition will be made publicly available according to a separate social media post.
For your convenience, this Thursday, sign the Recall Corey Orgeron or Recall Teri Casso petition at a single location! The Village Market an Deli @ 3:30 p.m.
Recall Corey Orgeron had intended to file its petition on Tuesday but postponed until Thursday for unspecified reasons.
Four more council members have been targeted, each following its own timeline. Recall Aaron Lawler is eying the end of July, beginning of August to file its petition. Updates will be made available as received.