Lafayette Parish sheriff’s candidates Mark Garber and Chad Leger will field questions from local journalists during a debate organized by the Acadiana Press Club for 6 p.m. Monday at South Louisiana Community College.
Garber and Leger go head to head in the Nov. 21 runoff. Garber, a Republican and former prosecutor, received 46 percent of the Oct. 24 primary vote, while Leger, a Republican and current Scott police chief, received 39 percent. The other two candidates in the primary, Rick Chargois and John Rogers, fielded 11 percent and 4 percent of the vote, respectively.
The debate is open to the public, though questions will be presented to the candidates only from the panel of journalists and the Acadiana Press Club member serving as moderator.
The panel will feature journalists representing their respective news organizations who are members of the Press Club: KATC, The Independent, The Daily Advertiser, The Acadiana Advocate and KPEL. Questions will not be provided to the candidates prior to the debate.
The debate will be held in the SLCC auditorium on its campus, 320 Devalcourt St.