Three incumbents on the Ascension Parish School Board won re-election Tuesday while Julie Blouin narrowly defeated fire chief Nathaniel “Nat” Stephens for the board’s open District 3 seat, complete but unofficial election returns say.
Also, it appears a Dec. 6 runoff is coming for the west bank District 1 School Board seat on as Democrat Robyn Penn Delaney leads four contenders for the open seat with 34 percent of the vote, the Louisiana Secretary of State website says.
Democrat Jevella Williamson won 21 percent, narrowly edging out Republican Dwayne Bailey who won 20 percent, for a spot in the runoff against Delaney. That seat is also open.
The winning margin for Williamson was 17 votes, 645 for Williamson to 628 for Bailey.
Five of 11 seats on the Ascension Parish School Board were in contention in Tuesday’s election.
Incumbent District 4A board member Kerry Diez defeated two opponents with 65 percent of the vote. Robb Marcus won 18 percent while Vickie Tolliver Auguste won 17 percent.
Diez is a Republican while Marcus and Auguste have no party.
Incumbent John D. Murphy from District 4B defeated challenger and fellow Republican Steve Barrow, 61 percent to 39 percent.
Incumbent Lorraine Wimberly, a Republican, from District 6A defeated challenger Denise Bruno, an Libertarian, 75 percent to 25 percent.
In the District 3 election, Blouin defeated Stephens, 52 percent to 48 percent. The difference between the two Democrats was 121 votes, 1,350 votes for Blouin to 1,229 votes for Stephens.
Others garnering votes in the District 1 election are Democrats Percy “Coach” Cargo Sr., with 14 percent, while Dwayne “Trendsetter” Thomas won 12 percent.
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