Brian Trainor is continuing to show strength in Washington Parish, where he has 2,555 to Warren Montgomery’s 2,058 with nine of 41 precincts reporting in the 22nd Judicial District attorney race.
No results are in from St. Tammany precincts yet, and Montgomery continues to lead over all with 10,780 votes for Trainor’s 8,841, based mainly on early voting.
Trainor, who is on leave from his job as chief deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, was the top vote-getter of the four candidates who ran in the primary last month after long-time incumbent Walter Reed announced he would not be seeking a sixth term in office. Trainor got 38 percent of the vote in that race, and Montgomery, a Covington lawyer and former federal prosecutor, was in second place with 24 percent. Third-place finisher Alan Black, who led in Washington Parish, threw his support behind Trainor, and last-place finisher Roy Burns backed Montgomery.
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