Nov 26, 2013 8:49 AM by AP

Slaughter vacates Port Allen mayor's office

Demetric Slaughter chose not to challenge the results of a recall election that ordered her out of the Port Allen mayor's office on Monday.
Slaughter had until 4:30 p.m. Monday to file a lawsuit challenging the results of a Nov. 16 recall election. During that election, 57 percent of the Port Allen residents who voted cast ballots in favor of removing the mayor from office.
The recall effort against Slaughter was launched by a group of residents who said Slaughter had racially divided the community and embarrassed the city through several controversial decisions.
The Advocate reports Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence, who also serves as the City Council's mayor pro tem, will temporarily serve as mayor until the City Council officially appoints an interim mayor.

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