Ourso wins easy re-election in Iberville Parish president race _lowres

Advocate staff file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso Jr.

Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso sailed into another term in office Saturday, pulling 71 percent of the votes over his opponent, O’Neal Bosley.

The turnout was 55.5 percent.

Ourso, 50, a Democrat, has served as the parish’s top administrative official since 1997 after the passage of a Home Rule Charter. He was re-elected in October 1999 to a 4-year term and has been re-elected in every parish president election since.