Opelousas Alderman Julius Alsandor has won the Mayor’s race in Opelousas.
Alsandor pulled in 65 percent of the vote, compared to fellow Alderman Tyrone Glover’s 35 percent.
Also in Opelousas, Martin McClendon won easily for the office of Police Chief, pulling in 66 percent of the vote.
The incumbents in both positions lost in the primaries; Mayor Reggie Tatum is facing indictment on charges related to alleged mismanagement of disaster funds. Police chief Donald Thompson also was defeated in the primary.
There is a new mayor in the town of Grand Coteau. Patrick Richard has taken 73 percent of the vote, defeating incumbent Shaterral “Terra’ Johnson got 27 percent of the vote.
In Melville, viewers are telling us of a fight between the current police chief, Anthony Moreau, and his opponent, Cleven Clark. We called the chief, and he would only confirm there was an altercation, but that the case was being turned over to the sheriff’s office. We’ve reached out to the Sheriff’s Office who is looking into the matter. Moreau won tonight with 51% of the vote.
Also in St. Landry Parish, John Miller was elected to the District 3 spot on the school board, defeating Milton Ambres with 51 percent of the vote. Myron Guillory won the District 11 spot on the board, defeating Jacqueline Gennuso with 59 percent.
In Port Barre, voters elected Johnny Ardoin as mayor, with 53 percent of the vote compared to 47 percent for Gil Savoy Jr.
In Arnaudville, Debbie Kidder was elected to the board of Aldermen with 52 percent of the vote, over Bertha Begnaud.
Two aldermen were elected in Eunice: in Ward 1, Chad Andrepoint won the seat, with 58 percent of the vote over Roland Miller. In Ward 2, Germaine Simpson won the seat, with 57 percent of the vote, over Ju Ju Vallare.
Two alderman also were elected in Opelousas: Floyd Ford in District B defeated Dum D Sonnier, and Charles Cummings in District C defeated Theresa Thibodeaux.
In Sunset, the District 1 seat on the board of aldermen was decided: Rashida Charlot was elected over Craig Belson Sr.
In Palmetto, voters approved a measure that converts their elected chief of police to an appointed one.
Voters in Fire Protection District NO. 2 approved the renewal of a 17.58 mill tax that supports operations with 75 percent saying yes.
In East St. Landry Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 1, voters approved a renewal of a 10.81-mill tax with 70 percent of the vote.
And, in Prairie Basse Gravity Drainage DIstrict No. 15, voters also approved a renewal, of a 5.37 mill tax, with 60 percent of the vote.