Police Jury Selects Alternate Replacement for District 2 Seat Vacancy

Police Jury Selects Alternate Replacement for District 2 Seat Vacancy

At the December 16 meeting of the DeSoto Parish Police Jury, members declined to accept the nomination of Stonewall resident Kyle Kennington that was suggested by outgoing member for District 2 Nicholas Gasper. Gasper resigned his position earlier that week to be sworn in as 42nd Judicial Judge Section A on December 21.

At the start of the meeting, Kennington introduced himself to the jury. His face should be a familiar one to all members since he has attended most every jury meeting for the last two or more years. Kennington, who is a Senior Vice President for Community Bank, said that he would qualify in January to be a candidate for the position on the March 20, ballot.

The item to replace outgoing juryman Gasper was once again place on the Jury’s agenda to fill the vacated seat, but a different name was submitted. Instead of re-nominating Kennington, who was met with opposition by five jurors, the name of Bradley Sepulvado was nominated. Once again, the procedure and the suggested resident of Stonewall’s District 2 met with conflict with Juror Jeri Burrell, who said the move was contrary to the parish bylaws that prohibit failed matters from returning to the agenda within 90 days. The Jury has a designated time period of 20 days to fill the position or the governor would appoint someone. Burrell seemed to prefer that the second option be used for the appointment.



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