Recall Petition filed for Natchez Mayor trying to clean up town

A recall petition was filed with the Secretary of State’s office on March 22 for the recall of Patsy Ward Hoover, Mayor of the Village of Natchez, La.

The petition, filed by Joe Walker and Cotina Morris, both of Natchez, listed the reason for recall, “Violating the Lawrason Act, Dictatorship.”

Mayor Hoover said this petition was filed due to her work to clean up the Natchez community, which includes sewer improvements, grants for beautification, and removing abandoned vehicles. According to Hoover, her efforts have been met with some resistance, but she cares about her campaign promise to clean up Natchez if elected. 

To recall an elected official, the petition must be signed by 40 percent of the qualified electors of the voting area where less than 1,000 qualified electors reside in the voting area.