2 Alexandria City Council candidates disqualified by judges

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Two of the three candidates for Alexandria City Council District 1 have been disqualified by Rapides Parish Judges on Monday.

Charlie Gilmore and Reddex Washington | Photo Source: KALB

Three candidates qualified for Alexandria City Council Dist. 1 that is open after Ed Larvadain III won the State Rep. Dist. 26 seat last Spring. His brother, Malcolm Larvadain, running as a Democrat for the position. Also, local pastor Charlie Gilmore and businessman Reddex Washington also qualified.

On Monday, Gilmore and Washington were both disqualified by judges.

First, Judge Patricia Koch in Steven Mcgee vs. Reddex Washington ruled that there was no record of Washington filing taxes in 2015-2017, which disqualified Washington. Washington said he paid, but "something happened in the process." Washington said he will appeal the decision. Koch said that had to be done within 24 hours.

Gilmore was also disqualified on Monday for a different matter. In Steven Mcgee vs. Charlie Gilmore, Rapides Parish Judge Monique Rauls ruled that Gilmore's 13th St. home wasn't actually in District 1. Gilmore asked Rauls to consider his other home he said was in District 1. But Rauls said that according to law, you have to use the home where you have a homestead exemption and in Gilmore's case that was the 13th St. home. Gilmore also said that he has always had to vote for District 1 candidates in the past. Gilmore said he won't appeal the decision.

As of now, Malcolm Larvadain is the only candidate left, pending Washington's appeal.

The election is set for Oct. 12.

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