Unofficial results: New sheriff, police jurors voted in
There is finality in the race for Acadia Parish Sheriff.
After months of a hard-fought election, Crowley Chief of Police K.P. Gibson will have a new job in July 2016 when he becomes sheriff.
Gibson carried about 55 percent of the vote over opponents Keith Latiola (40 percent) and Brian Richard (5 percent).
At the Acadia Parish Police Jury, joining new member "Danny" Hebert seated for District 1 will be new jurors in Districts 3 and 4 and two runoffs meeting three incumbents in January.
In District 3, "Chuck" Broussard unseated APPJ President Julie Borill and Kerry Kilgore unseated one-term juror Dale Trahan. Broussard pulled about 60 percent of the vote. Kilgore pulled about 54 percent of his district's vote.
Runoffs will be held Saturday, Nov. 21, and will not only feature statewide races, but two police jury races.
In District 2, A.J. "Fatty" Broussard will have to wait one more to see if he will remain a police juror as his 43 percent was followed closely by "Ronnie" Fabacher with 33 percent. The two bested a third challenger, Terry L. Lacombe and will now face off in November.
In District 6, Richard A. Faul pulled away early but will have to settle for a runoff with incumbent A.J. "Jay" Credeur in November. Faul pulled about 44 percent of the district's vote; Credeur pulled 29 percent. Polling third was Kem Arceneaux with about 20 percent and fourth was "Tony" Broussard with 7 percent.
The following three jurors will return to office in January for another term: Jimmie Pellerin, District 5; David Savoy, District 7; and Robert J. Guidry, District 8. Pellerin took home 55 percent of the vote over challenger Aleke V. Kanonu Jr.. Savoy took 55 percent over challengers "Pat" Daigle (37 percent) and Marron O. Lollis (8 percent). Guidry took 63 percent of the vote over Felton Moreau.