PORT ALLEN, Louisiana — Former Port Allen Mayor Demetric "Deedy" Slaughter, ousted in a recall election, is seeking re-election to the office.
Slaughter filed candidacy paperwork about 2 p.m. Friday for the special mayoral election set for April 5.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1gBdqun ) Slaughter had been tightlipped about whether she would seek the position again since being forced out following the Nov. 16 recall election.
In December, Gov. Bobby Jindal appointed former Mayor Lynn Robertson to serve as interim mayor until voters select a new full-time mayor.
Qualifying for the spring municipal elections ends at close of business Friday. Other candidates for the position are retired law enforcement officer Richard Lee, retired teacher Kirby Anderson and Leon Goudeau.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com