Last night the Villiage of Clarence in Natchitoches Parish appointed a temporary Mayor to replace Tommy Evans. Tamela Chatman was appointed temporary Mayor of Clarence at the Village meeting.
The action was required when Tommy Evans notified the Secretary of State that he would resign as Mayor of the Village effective December 24, 2018.
La. R.S 18:402(E) and La. R.S. 18:602 require the governing authority to 1) make an appointment to fill the vacancy, 2) Call a special election. The next scheduled election is October 12, 2019.
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