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Council to select interim Parish President during special meeting

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Posted at 10:26 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 23:26:13-04

The St. Landry Parish Council will select an interim Parish President during a special meeting next Wednesday, August 26.

Parish President Bill Fontenot will step down Friday to focus on his health.

According to the Secretary of State's calendar, the earliest a special election can happen for that office is March.

The parish's charter states the council has 30 days to appoint a replacement for Fontenot and, because there are three years left in Fontenot's term, a special election will need to be called.

Fontenot was diagnosed earlier this year with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. He was elected to his third term in November of 2019.

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