All but one incumbent on the Livingston Parish Council has been voted out of office

Candidates in all nine districts had listed infrastructure, economic development and quelling disputes that push politics ahead of progress as key issues in the election.

District 1

Challenger Jeff Ard defeated one-term incumbent Chance Parent by taking 2,185, or 69 percent, of the 3,150 votes cast. Voter turnout in the district was 37.3 percent.

District 2

One-term incumbent Jim Norred will face a runoff against Garry “Frog” Talbert. Just 12 votes separated the two: Talbert led with 1,415 votes, or 42 percent, compared to Norred’s 1,403 votes, or 41 percent.

Darla Steagall came in third, with 563 votes, or 17 percent. Voter turnout in the district was 36.8 percent.

District 3

Maurice “Scooter” Keen was the outright winner in this three-person race to replace Councilwoman Cindy Wale Franz, who decided not to seek a third term. Keen won 1,544 votes, or 54 percent of the 2,848 votes cast.

His closest rival, Brian Ross, took 814 votes or 29 percent, followed by Paeton Burkett, with 490 votes or 17 percent. Voter turnout was 31.7 percent.

District 4

Former Denham Springs City Councilman and recent mayoral candidate John Wascom defeated five-term incumbent Marshall Harris. Wascom secured 1,671, or 58 percent, of the 2,888 votes cast, while Harris took 1,217 votes or 42 percent. Voter turnout in the district was 33.9 percent.

District 5

Former Livingston Parish Police Juror R.C. “Bubba” Harris defeated one-term incumbent Joan Landry in the three-person race. Harris took 1,790, or 54 percent, of the 3,294 votes cast, while Landry secured 1,280 or 39 percent.

Jimmy Devall came in third with 224 votes, or 7 percent. Voter turnout in the district was 35.9 percent.

District 6

Jeff Averett won the three-man race to replace Councilwoman Sonya Collins, who decided not to seek a second term. Averett won 1,830, or 64 percent, of the 2,840 votes cast. Earl Richard Price came in second, with 788 votes or 28 percent, followed by Carter Lambert with 222 votes or 8 percent. Voter turnout was 33.1 percent.

District 7

Walker City Councilman Tracy Girlinghouse defeated one-term incumbent Ricky Goff by taking 1,793, or 64 percent, of the 2,787 votes cast. Goff received 994 votes, or 36 percent. Voter turnout in the district was 32.8 percent.

District 8

Tab Lobell won the race to replace longtime Councilman Ronnie Sharp, who decided not to seek re-election. Lobell secured 2,172, or 68 percent, of the 3,178 votes cast, compared to Roy Miller’s 1,006 votes, or 32 percent.

Voter turnout in the district was 36.4 percent.

District 9

Shane Mack defeated one-term incumbent Delos Blackwell with 1,829, or 54 percent, of the 3,370 votes cast. Blackwell garnered 1,234 votes, or 37 percent, followed by Bryant Morgan, at 307 votes or 9 percent. Voter turnout was 40.2 percent.