Jefferson Parish Councilman Chris Roberts is facing another lawsuit seeking to have him disqualified from running for re-election to his at-large council seat in the Oct. 24 primary.
A challenge filed Thursday in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna argues that Roberts should be removed from the race for providing false information on his qualifying form when he signed up to run. It says he listed an address in Harvey where he does not actually live.
Kenner attorney Connie Montgomery filed the suit.
Roberts called the allegation “totally bogus.” He said the address listed on his form is where he is registered to vote and gets his mail.
“This is actually becoming comical,” he wrote in a text message.
Montgomery, a former candidate for a local judgeship, could not be reached for comment Thursday.
Her challenge comes two days after a separate lawsuit was filed claiming that Roberts failed to file required campaign finance disclosure reports and state income tax returns on time.
Attorney Stephen Petit, who also once ran for a local judgeship, alleges in that suit that Roberts should be disqualified because he certified inaccurately on his qualifying forms that he was up to date with both sets of documents.
On Wednesday, Jefferson Parish School Board member Ray St. Pierre filed a lawsuit seeking to disqualify one of Roberts’ two challengers, former Kenner Mayor and ex-Parish Councilman Louis Congemi.
St. Pierre — whose most recent campaign was managed by Roberts — said Congemi himself was not up to date with his campaign finance reports.
Petit’s lawsuit against Roberts and the suit against Congemi are both scheduled to be heard Monday. No court date had been set for Montgomery’s lawsuit as of Thursday.
Aside from Congemi and Roberts, there is a third candidate in their race: Jimmy Lawson, who also previously served on the Parish Council.