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Election results for Evangeline Parish

Posted at 9:46 PM, Oct 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 23:56:29-04

Results are coming in for the races happening in Evangeline Parish. Residents made their voices heard at the polls on Saturday, October 12 making choices for candidates in races for Sheriff, and Parish Assessor.

Seven districts also made the decision on Police Juror.

In the race for sheriff, Republican Charles R. Guillory will face Democrat Brian Ardoin in a run off in November. Seven candidates were in the running for the position including current Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue.

Guillory received 36 percent of the vote while Ardoin received 23 percent. Ardoin beat out third place finisher Dirk Deville to make the runoff by a margin of 21 votes.


Republican Chris Guillory has claimed the seat for Evangeline Parish Assessor with 51 percent of the vote. Guillory bested Democrat "Josh" Fontenot by 298 votes.

Police Juror

District 1 - A runoff will be held to elect Police Juror for the District 1 seat. Democrats Rocky B. Rider and Keith Saucier will face each other in November. Rider received 41 percent of the vote while Saucier received 31 percent.

District 3 - Ryan Ardoin has been elected to the Police Jury District 3 seat in Evangeline Parish. Ardoin won with 71 percent of the vote over Democrat Clifton J. Fruge.

District 4 - Lamar Johnson has taken the District 4 Police Jury seat with 63 percent of the vote. Johnson wins over Democrat Robert Johnson who received 37 percent of the vote.

District 5 - Democrat Kevin Veillon wins the Police Jury District 5 seat with 59 percent of the vote. Veillon won by 285 votes over Republican Derek Marcantel.

District 6 - Democrat Eric Soileau has won the Police Jury District 6 seat over his two competitors Cora Chretien-Veal (IND) and Donald R. Vidrine (NOPTY). Soileau received 879 votes to Chretien-Veal's 251 and Vidrine's 282 votes.

District 7 - Independent candidates David Ortego and Bryan Vidrine will face off during November's runoff. Ortego received 30 percent of the vote while Vidrine received 46 percent.

District 9 - Democrat Daniel Arvie has won the District 9 Police Jury seat with 61 percent over Democratic competitor Shawn D. Gallow. Gallow received 39 percent of the vote.

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