Kip Judice and Brian Pope, candidates for the Dec. 6 runoff for Lafayette city marshal, will address the Acadiana Press Club during its monthly forum at noon Monday at The Daily Advertiser.

One will become the city’s first new marshal in 30 years.

Judice and Pope edged out longtime Lafayette City Marshal Earl “Nickey” Picard and another candidate, Joseph Cormier, for a spot in the runoff election.

Pope, a former captain with the Lafayette City Marshal’s Office, received 37 percent of the vote, or 14,955 votes. Judice, a captain with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, received 29 percent, or 11,582 votes. Picard received 9,844 votes for 24 percent of the vote, and Cormier, a law enforcement veteran, received 4,146 votes for 10 percent.

Candidates will have an opportunity to address the audience and also will field questions from the club’s membership.

The Bus Stop Food Truck will be on-site, and those interested in buying lunch are encouraged to arrive by 11:45 a.m.

The forum is held in The Advertiser’s community room at 1100 Bertrand Drive.

The forum and membership in the Acadiana Press Club are open to the public. Membership forms are available at