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St. Mary Parish election results

Posted at 11:57 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 12:57:26-05

St. Mary Parish election results were late coming in last night, and as of 11 p.m. about half of the precincts were reporting.

As of this morning, the complete results are in.

In the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s race, there will be a run-off between current Sheriff Scott Anslum, who got 34 percent of the vote, and Blaise Smith, who got 23 percent of the vote.

Other candiates were Frank “Boo” Grizzaffi, who got 22 percent of the vote; Lonnie LaBouve, who got 11 percent and Carl Thornton, who got 9 percent.

In the coroner’s race, there will be a runoff between Lianter ALbert, who got 36 percent of the vote, and Eric Melancon, who got 41 percent of the vote. The third candidate, Natchez “Trey” Morice, who got 23 percent of the vote.

In the school board races here’s the outcome:

In District 7, Wayne Deslatte got 70 percent and Ronald Joseph, got 30 percent.

In District 9, Alaina Black got 59 percent and Christie Dragna got 41 percent.

In District 10, Dwight Barbier got 64 percent and CE Bourg II got 36 percent.

In Patterson, Rodney Grogan was elected mayor with 72 percent of the vote to Billy Badeaux’s 28 percent. Garrett Grogan was elected Chief of Police with 55 percent of the vote,  compared to James Carinhas 29 percent and Craig Verdine’s 17 percent.

In Berwick, Duval Arthur was elected mayor with 81 percent compared to Jessie Boudreaux’s 19 percent.

In Baldwin, Boo Boo Smith was elected chief of police with 58 percent of the vote, compared to Al Thibodeaux’s 42 percent.

St. Mary Parish voters also approved renewal of a Fire Protection District No. 3 10-mill property tax, and a Consolidated Gravity Drainage District No. 2 5-mill property tax. They also approved betting on fantasy sports in the parish, 59 percent to 41 percent.

To see full election results, click here.