Qualifying for November election comes to a close

On the final day of qualifying for the November 6 elections, news broke that a current and former resident of Evangeline Parish have completed the paperwork necessary to put her name on the ballot for Louisiana Secretary of State.
Ville Platte native and incumbent Kyle Ardoin and current Mayor of the Village of Turkey Creek Heather Cloud threw their hats into the ring that includes seven other candidates. The field is Republican dominated with six members of the Grand Ole Party (including Ardoin and Cloud) as compared to two Democrats in the race. One candidate does not belong to a party.
The following is a list of candidates who have announced for the office of Secretary of State as well as other offices on the ballot in November. Those marked with (I) are the incumbents.
Kyle Ardoin (R-Baton Rouge), Heather Cloud (R-Turkey Creek), “Gwen” Collins-Greenup (D-Clinton), A.G. Crowe (R-Pearl River), “Rick” Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge), Renee Fontenot-Free (D-Baton Rouge), Thomas J. Kennedy, III (R-Metairie), Matthew “Matt” Moreau (No Party-Zachary), and Julie Stokes (R-Metairie) - Secretary of State.
“Mike” Johnson (I) (R-Bossier City), Mark David Halverson (No Party-Bossier City), and Ryan Trundle (D-Shreveport) - U. S. Representative 4th Congressional District.
Lonnie D. Sonnier - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 1.
Bobby Deshotel (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 2.
Karen Vidrine (I) and Ted Patrick Soileau - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 3.
Wayne Dardeau (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 4.
Peggy Forman (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 5.
Michael Fontenot (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 6.
Sheila Joseph - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 7.
Wanda Anderson-Skinner (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 8.
Scott Limoges (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 9.
Arthur Savoy (I) and “Maggie” Ortego - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 10.
Nancy A. Hamlin (I) - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 11.
Ellis Guillory, Sr., (I) and Calvin Leday, Jr. - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 12.
Georgianna L. Wilson (I) and Chris Guillory - Evangeline Parish School Board, District 13.
Jennifer Vidrine (I) and Kevin LaFleur - Mayor for the City of Ville Platte.
Neal Lartigue (I) and Linton Fontenot - Chief of Police for the City of Ville Platte.
C.J. Dardeau (I) and Faye Lemoine - City of Ville Platte Alderman for District A.
Jerry Joseph (I) - City of Ville Platte Alderman for District B.
Mike Perron (I) - City of Ville Platte Alderman for District C.
Lionel Anderson and Vashanski “Shanky” Thomas - City of Ville Platte Alderman for District D.
Donald Ray Sam (I) and Lucian J. McKinney, Jr. - City of Ville Platte Alderman for District E.
Bryant Riggs (I) Kathan Arvie - City of Ville Platte Alderman for District F.
Mark Denette (I) - Mayor for the Town of Basile
Allen Ivory, Jr., (I), Gregory James, and Nicholas Richardson - Chief of Police for the Town of Basile.
Travis W. Deshotel and Catina Molitor-Hebert - Alderman at Large for the Town of Basile.
Latoya Howze - Town of Basile Alderman for District 1.
Bron Dubroc (I), Kenny A. Burgess, Caleb Delafosse and Kristy Miller - Town of Basile Alderman for District 2.
Ricky Fontenot (I), David Charlie, and Gerald J. Fontenot - Mayor for the Town of Mamou.
Brent Zackery (I), Charles Perdices, Michael Thomas, and Michael “Gorilla” Fruge - Chief of Police for the Town of Mamou.
Leisa Deshotel (I) - Alderman at Large for the Town of Mamou.
Freddie Matthew (I) and Derrell “Sheaky” Thomas - Town of Mamou Alderman for District 1.
Clayton “Tiny” McGee and Brook Chapman - Town of Mamou Alderman for District 2.
Charles Reed (I), Glyn Brunet, and Eugene Manuel - Town of Mamou Alderman for District 3.
Robin Young (I) - Town of Mamou Alderman for District 4.
“Jackie” Malveaux-Thomas (I) and Justin Darbonne - Mayor for the Village of Chataignier.
John B. Brasseaux (I), Debra Fontenot (I), Joseph H. Simien (I), and Carilyn “Tu” Arvie - Village of Chataignier Alderman.
Joseph Clint Brasseaux - Chief of Police for the Village of Chataignier.
Phillip Cavins - Village of Turkey Creek Mayor.
“Joey” Ducote (I), Billy “Neal” King, Jr., (I) and Kurry W. Stewart (I) - Village of Turkey Creek Council Member.

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