Democrat Jarvis Lewis and Julia Fisher-Perrier, both of Luling, are headed to a May 3 runoff for the open at-large Division B seat on the St. Charles Parish Council.

Lewis, a 2013 graduate of Xavier University and a political newcomer, was the frontrunner with 47 percent of the vote. Julia Fisher-Perrier, a Republican who has represented the council’s 7th District since late 2012, came in second with 38 percent. Des Allemands contractor Stanley Hebert, who lists no party affiliation, trailed with 15 percent.

The seat must be held by a resident of the west bank, but voters parishwide can cast ballots.

Lewis, 24-year-old former parish deputy tax assessor, stressed the need for the Parish Council to spend public money wisely, especially as it works to stash away money for the levee project. Fisher-Perrier, a 33-year-old insurance agent, campaigned on improving levee protection and keep roads safe.

The post opened up when Clayton “Snookie” Faucheaux resigned from the council last year. The term runs through 2015.