On July 29, Oswald Townsend, a candidate for School Board Member of District 2 in the November election, filed a petition against Mickey Hampton, a candidate in the same race. Mr. Hampton is currently the School Board Member for District 2.
One of the qualifications to become a candidate for School Board Member is that the candidate must ” have been actually domiciled for the preceding year in the parish, ward, or district from which the candidate seeks election.
In the petition, Mr. Townsend argued that during qualifying Mr. Hampton provided an address which was within District 2. During the previous year, according to the petition, Mr. Hampton was actually domiciled at a different address which was not within District 2.
Mr. Townsend sought to have Mr. Hampton disqualified as a candidate in the race for School Board Member of District 2. During a court hearing held yesterday, August 2, Mr. Townsend and Mr. Hampton reached an agreement in which Mr. Hampton disqualified himself.
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