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Broussard: "I didn't have any doubt" about eligibility

Posted at 6:48 PM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 21:05:37-04

KATC is hearing from Lafayette City Marshal candidate Nathan Broussard, who says he never had any doubt he was eligible to run for the seat.

The District Attorney challenged Broussardy's candidacy, claiming he couldn't run because he claimed homestead exemption on a home in Scott.

District Judge Jules Edwards said on Wednesday that Broussard showed adequate proof he lived in Lafayette. Broussard told KATC that he's always done things above board.

"I didn't have any doubt. I was ready and I was prepared. I was disappointed that people contested me, but you know what, my integrity, my honesty, everything has been challenged throughout my 32 years of law enforcement," Broussard said.

Broussard said that he's excited about how the judge ruled.

"It was kind of a stressful situation these last few days, not knowing. I do appreciate the unknown person who did contest my eligibility. I do think there's always a need for checks and balances for everything."

READ MORE: Judge: Broussard can run for City Marshal

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