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Louisiana parish council appoints interim member

May 14, 2019 GMT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The Jefferson Parish Council has filled a seat vacated when Chris Roberts resigned amid a corruption probe.

News outlets report the council Tuesday appointed Keith Conley to fill the parishwide Division A seat until a successor is sworn into office next year. Conley was the only nominee for the interim post after two others dropped out.

Voters will choose a new council person in October. Conley will not run for the seat.

Conley formerly served as Kenner’s city attorney and as a Kenner City councilman. He was also the number two administrator for Jefferson Parish government.