Three West Baton Rouge Parish council members won re-election bids on Saturday, while a political novice captured the council’s District 1 seat.
Council members Naomi Fair, Phil Porto and Edward “Bob” Robertson won re-election to Districts, 3, 6, and 9, respectively.
Fair took 57 percent of the votes in the Distinct 3 race, with 43 percent going to her challenger, Clayton Hebert. In District 6, Porto received 70 percent of the votes over Doug Wilkinson’s 30 percent. Robertson received 77 percent of the votes over his challenger Elliot Dogan who only pulled 23 percent of the vote in District 9.
The political novice joining the council is 30-year-old carpenter foreman Kirk Allain. He defeated Addis Town Councilman Wilson “Hook” Cazes in the District 1 race to replace outgoing councilman Randal Mouch. Allain got 659 votes to Cazes’ 356 votes.
Mouch was unable to seek re-election in District 1 due to term limits restrictions. The parish’s Home Rule Charter limits council members to serving three consecutive four-year terms.
A majority of the council seats have already been filled before the Saturday election in unopposed races in Districts 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Those five spots were all taken by incumbents.