- Associated Press - Monday, October 12, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Pointe Coupee Parish police juror has been disqualified from seeking a fourth term.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1N8VO97 ) the Louisiana Supreme Court unanimously agreed Friday to uphold an appellate court’s ruling that bars John “Sassy” Pourciau (POR-show) from seeking re-election because he failed to disclose on qualifying papers that he owes more than $5,000 in fines to the state Board of Ethics.

Pourciau has held the District 2 seat for 12 years. The Ethics Board levied a $6,000 fine for failing to submit campaign finance reports from 2009 through 2012. Pourciau says he’s been making payments on the fine but the court notes the state’s election code requires outstanding ethics debts to be repaid before qualifying.

Pourciau’s disqualification means an automatic win for challenger, Mitch Langlois, a newcomer from Morganza.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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