ZACHARY — Mayor David Amrhein got the second term he hoped for Tuesday night as 74 percent of the voters in Zachary voted in favor of keeping him in office another four years.
Amrhein defeated Randy Perkins, a retiree who captured 26 percent of the votes in Tuesday night’s general elections, according to unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.
A former businessman, Amrhein says the city saw more than $33 million in improvements to the city’s roads, water, sewer and gas systems during his first four years as mayor. During the campaign he also touted that residents can now pay their utility bills online instead of at City Hall.
The city’s partnership with community groups for the construction of a new food pantry is one of the things Amrhein said he’s most proud of since taking office as well.
He hopes a second term in office will give him a chance to forge more beneficial partnerships as the city turns its attention to developing an industrial park along Plank Road.
Elsewhere in Zachary, incumbent John Coghlan was defeated in the District 3 seat on the Zachary City Council by his challenger Laura O’Brien.
O’Brien got 69 percent of the votes in Tuesday’s elections over Coghlan who captured 30 percent of the votes.
In the District 4 race for the Zachary City Council, Benjamin Cavin pulled 57 percent of the votes Tuesday night while his opponent Sharon McKnight got 43 percent of the support from Zachary voters.
All four candidates shared similar sentiments for running for seats on the City Council.
They each professed their love for Zachary and noted that the city is going through a growth period.
Incumbent councilmen Francis Nezianya, Brandon Noel and Tommy Womack were re-elected without opposition.
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