Minden Councilman Taylor Announces Resignation
Written by Daniel Davidson on March 25, 2020
Minden Councilman Herbert “Tye” Taylor, III announced his resignation overnight through a Facebook comment.
In the comment, which was posted around midnight, Taylor stated that Larry (assumed to be Larry Gibson, who had previously filed a complaint against Taylor with the District Attorney’s office) had wanted him to be his puppet. Taylor said after three items that he (Larry) wanted passed did not, he began to attack. “Larry wanted me to be his puppet (which I’ll never be) 3 items on the same agenda which he wanted passed where shot down 3/2,” Taylor said in the post. “Afterwards he began to attack. From slandering me, to taking pictures. I reached out to the man and he acted like a whole HOE…..”
Taylor went on to say that $1,200 a month with no insurance was not worth it. “I will continue the fight by chairing the recall on the Mayor all we need is a little over 3000 signatures,” Taylor continued. “Enough talk let’s get the ball rolling. Soon as god see fit to heal us of this covid-19.”
In his letter of resignation, which was addressed to Mr. R. Kyle Ardoin, Secretary of State, and obtained by KBEF radio, Taylor said his resignation would be effective March 30, 2020. “Due to the excess amount of stress, I and my family have endured since I became an elected city council member it is time for me to resign,” Taylor said in the letter.
Taylor has been under fire for months as citizens have repeatedly accused him of no longer living in his district. After numerous reports to Webster Parish District Attorney Schuyler Marvin, a suit was filed on March 13, 2020 calling for Taylor to be disqualified and to declare his position vacant. A court date was scheduled for April 1, 2020.
Source: Facebook | Taylor’s comment under a post on the Facebook group “You gotta be from MINDEN…”