Qualifying for the November 8th election ended July 22nd. Three candidates, O’Landis “Bubba” Millican, LaShondra Elaine Russell, and Bonnie Stephenson qualified for the Mayor of the town of Arcadia race.
On July 26, Angela Millican filed an “Objection to Candidacy” petition against LaShondra Elaine Russell.
In the petition, Ms. Millican stated that “pursuant to LA R.S. 18:463, all candidates for public office and in this case, the Office of Mayor for the Town of Arcadia, must have been domiciled and actually resided for at least the immediate preceding year in the municipality for which the office is sought.”
Ms. Millican sought to have Ms. Russell disqualified as a candidate for the Mayor’s position because Ms. Russell “did not meet the qualification for having domiciled and actually resided in the city limits for the preceding year prior to qualifying.”
After considering the petition, evidence, and testimonies of Ms. Millican and Ms. Russell at a hearing held on Monday, August 1st, Judge Glenn Fallin ordered that Ms. Russell be disqualified as candidate for the office of Mayor of the town of Arcadia.
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