Judge disqualifies candidate for Kenner mayor

Judge disqualifies candidate for Kenner mayor

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A judge's ruling kicks a candidate for Kenner mayor off the ballot.

According to our partners at Nola.com|The Times-Picayune, the judge disqualified Vinny Mendoza January 19 because of evidence he hasn't lived in Kenner for at least 3 years. Kenner's charter requires mayoral candidates to have lived in Kenner for three or more years.

A lawsuit filed by Richard Brown and Stacey Allesandro presented evidence that Mendoza lives in Ponchatoula and has been registered to vote in Tangipahoa Parish since 2012. Their evidence also showed Mendoza voted in Tangipahoa Parish 12 times, including last fall.

24th Judicial District Court records do not indicate Mendoza has responded to the suit.

The judge's ruling leaves incumbent Ben Zahn and two challengers on the ballot.

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