Official: Metro area polls problem-free, quiet _lowres


A quiet day of voting wound up Saturday evening with no reports of problems at the polls, according to Secretary of State spokeswoman Meg Casper. Turnout appeared to be light in an election that had no without any statewide initiatives.

A mayor’s race in Kenner and an election to replace St. Tammany’s disgraced former coroner, Peter Galvan, drew the most attention in the metro area. Slidell voters cast ballots for two at-large and five district council seats, while St. Charles Parish had a special election to fill the open at-large Division B seat. A parishwide hospital millage in St. Bernard and two millage renewals — for streets in Abita Springs and for a Mandeville area recreation district — rounded out ballots in the metro area.

In Kenner, incumbent Mayor Mike Yenni faced two challengers, Walter Bennetti and Al Morella.

Four doctors were running for St. Tammany Parish coroner: Rob Muller, Charles Preston, Adrian Talbot and Leanne Truehart.

In Slidell, incumbents Landon Cusimano and Kim Harbison faced challengers Lionel Hicks and Brad Rummel for the City Council’s two at-large seats. Five of seven district seats were also contested. The candidates are: District A, Jonathan Johnson and Glynn Pichon; District C, Buddy Lloyd and Warren Crockett; District D, Kristie Fraught, Susie Morris and Val Vanney; District E, Sam Caruso, Pete O’Connell and Keith Sehon; and District F, Jay Newcomb and Irma Russell.

In St. Charles, Julia Fisher-Perrier, Stanley Hebert and Jarvis Lewis were running for the Division B seat

Results can be seen at the Secretary of State’s website.