The shape of the next Lafayette City-Parish Council is still very much in play.
Only three of the six open council seats were decided on Saturday, with three headed for a run-off next month.
District 5 Councilman Jared Bellard easily won re-election, taking 69 percent of the vote in a contest with veterinarian Monique Koll, while District 2 Councilman Jay Castille held off challenger Charlotte Stemmans Clavier. Castile won 53 percent of the vote in that race.
In District 7, voters chose teacher Nanette Cook over pastor Joseph Bobby Richard to take a seat left open when Don Bertrand chose not to seek re-election.
Cook is the first woman ever elected to the City-Parish Council, though women had served on the separate city and parish councils before the two governments consolidated in 1996.
District 8 Councilman Keith Patin also decided not to seek a third term, but his seat is still up for grabs in a run-off between Gerald Judice, co-owner of the Judice Inn restaurant, and Elizabeth Webb Hebert, sales manager at the Cajundome. They emerged from a three-candidate field.
Two incumbents find themselves in run-off elections.
District 3 Councilman Brandon Shelvin will face Pat Lewis, a sales tax auditor with the Lafayette Parish School System. In a race with four candidates, Shelvin received 38 percent of the vote and Lewis received 26 percent.
The District 6 race will be decided in a run-off between incumbent Andy Naquin and Bruce Conque, who held the District 6 seat before Naquin but stepped down to take a job with the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.
Naquin received 41 percent and Conque received 33 percent in a four-candidate race.
Three incumbent council members were automatically re-elected when no one ran against them: District 1 Councilman Kevin Naquin, District 4 Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux and District 9 Councilman William Theriot.