St. Martin

Apr 5, 2014 9:52 PM by Ian Auzenne

St. Martinville mayor, District 4 council races headed to runoff

Two St. Martinville mayoral candidates will meet again in the May general election.

Incumbent Thomas Nelson and challenger Melinda Narcisse Mitchell will be on next month's ballot. Nelson picked up the plurality in tonight's race, garnering 45 percent of the vote. Mitchell received 31 percent of ballots cast.

A third candidate, Bernard Mitchell, Jr., received 24 percent of the vote.

Voters also filled two city council seats, while another is headed to a runoff.

In District 3, Dennis Paul Williams claimed 54 percent of the vote to defeat Winfield Ledet for the post.

In District 5, Romanus "Ike" Robertson beat Arthur Champ, Jr., by 12 votes. Robertson picked up 214 votes (51%) to Champ's 202 votes (49%).

In District 4, Debra Landry and Nary Smith, Sr., will meet in the May general election. Landry picked up 39% of the vote in the four-person race. Smith, the city's former assistant police chief, garnered 30% of ballots cast.

The runoff elections will be held on May 3.

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