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Dec. 6 vote set for recall elections

4 years 11 months 1 week ago Friday, October 10 2014 Oct 10, 2014 October 10, 2014 4:34 PM October 10, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Russell Jones

BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office issued proclamations Friday which set Dec. 6 as the date for special recall elections for two Gonzales councilmen.

State officials certified the recall petitions submitted for Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe a few weeks ago. Friday's proclamations officially set the election dates.

The pair were targeted by a group called Save Gonzales because of their votes against hot-button zoning issues that cost the city job opportunities.

Lacombe, Vessel, and Terance Irvin also gutted parts of the city's budget, slashing funding to the police department. The mayor vetoed part of that budget, the third time a budget from the city council had been vetoed this year.

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