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Cedars takes St. Martin Parish

Posted at 11:52 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 12:10:58-05

ST. MARTIN PARISH – Former Assistant District Attorney Chester Cedars won the race for St. Martin Parish President.

Cedars beat Albert “Da Da” Menard by 73% to 27% in the race for the un-expired term.

Cedars has been interim parish president since March when Guy Cormier resigned to go to work as the Assistant Director for the La Police Jury Association.

One major accomplishment Cedars has carried on from his predacessor is a $20 million bond that was passed in December of 2016 after the devastation floods.

So far, seven major drainage projects have implemented.

“I recognize and I know the needs of this parish and I’m not scared to tackle these needs on behalf of the parish. And, I’m not scared to do so with the same honesty and integrity that I have always exercised in my 40 plus years being a resident of this parish,” said Cedars.

Cedars will run again as the incumbent in October of 2019.

He says he plans to serve in the office for five years.

“I believe as I’ve said many times before since March when I took office we haven’t kept this ship afloat, baby I think we’re heading upwards and onwards, and we’re gonna continue to keep going upwards and onwards, we’re not here to stay put. We’re not here to keep this parish strong, we’re here to make it stronger and that’s what I intend to do,” said Cedars during his victory speech.