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Bobby Guidroz reelected in St. Landry Parish Sheriff Race

Bobby Guidroz reelected in St. Landry Parish Sheriff Race
Posted: 12:13 AM, Oct 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-13 01:13:22-04

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's race has been called, and Sheriff Bobby Guidroz was reelected. Guidroz ran against Paul Dicapo, Carl Hardy, and Lawrence "Gum" Richard.

Guidroz had 60% of the vote. Dicapo came in behind him with 31%.

Guidroz says he looks forward to his fourth term as Sheriff and mending relationships with the people of St. Landry Parish.

"The main thing we want to do is mend relationships. People take sides in politics and we understand that and I want to mend relationships with those people who did not support us. I'm their sheriff too," says Guidroz. He added that he looks forward to working toward a solution for prison overcrowding and drug addiction in prisons.

Guidroz is proud that he has operated within his budget for his past three terms, saying he looks forward to continuing those efforts.

"For the last 13 years our budget is 16 million dollars and we always stay within our budget. We've done some wonderful things with the sixteen million dollar budget. We built a new complex, we built a new civil and taxes office, a new firing range. There's so many things that we've done, we don't have enough time in this interview to tell you all the things my staff has done,"