Recall petition turned in against Gonzales councilman
GONZALES - The recall petition to get Gonzales council member Gary Lacombe out of office is now in the hands of the of the Ascension Parish Registrar of Voters office. They are going to verify the 2,700 signatures on the petition.
Collectors picked up 600 more signatures needed, in case some names are disqualified from the petition.
"They want a change they want Gonzales back to where it was, they want people who make Gonzales grow and have it prosper and have people move in here and businesses come in and create new businesses to hire people and give them jobs," said Chuck Leblanc, one of the organizers with the recall effort.
Some people think if the council was on the same page as the voters the recall wouldn't be needed.
"The reason we are doing this is because of the people on the city council they forget they are working for the people of Gonzales and if they would just do what they're supposed to do for the betterment of the city, we wouldn't be doing this," said Neal Bourque, who helped collect the thousands of signatures.
The signatures will be verified within 15 days.
Another recall petition against a different council member, Timothy Vessel, will be turned in Wednesday.