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Councilman gets signatures from recall petition

Posted at 10:51 AM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-31 21:07:18-04

The councilman facing a recall petition in St. Martinville has now received the list of signatures that have been collected so far by organizers of the recall.

According to court records, councilman Dennis Williams filed a lawsuit against petition organizers to see the signatures two weeks ago.

Petition organizers say the names were delivered to Williams earlier in the week and Williams’ attorney confirmed he has received the names.

The list has not yet been finalized or certified by the registrar of voters and the chairman of the recall effort says the group still has until October 17, 2018, to collect signatures and get the petition certified.

In an effort to stop the recall, that chairman says Councilman Williams is aggressively approaching individuals who signed the petition asking for them to take back their votes.

Petition organizers scheduled a news conference for 4:00 p.m. Friday at St. Martinville City Hall.

A court hearing is still scheduled for September 4.