With the Lafayette Police Department hemorrhaging officers to higher paying jobs elsewhere, the City-Parish Council gave preliminary approval Tuesday to a pay raise that could cut into the city's reserves by $3.8 million in 2019-20.
The Lafayette Parish School Board races were decided without runoffs Saturday, with incumbents Tommy Angelle and Tehmi Chassion clinching third terms, and three new board members added to the nine-person body.
(This story has been updated. An earlier version incorrectly said Simone Champagne and Nancy Marcotte received 10,000 votes. It should have said 20,000 votes).
The new, separate Lafayette City and Parish councils are beginning to take shape, but three seats — two on the City Council and one on the Parish Council — have yet to be decided.
Jonathan Goudeau made Sunday his “day of rest” from his House District 31 race, but he said he expects to return to his “ground game” in the Nov. 16 runoff to capture the seat.
The field of five candidates for Lafayette mayor-president has been whittled down to two: a political newcomer who worked in two Lafayette Consolidated Government administrations and an attorney with military experience who ran unsuccessfully for …
The successful campaign to split up the Lafayette City-Parish Council last year centered on the City of Lafayette’s lack of a dedicated council. That Lafayette Parish also lacked its own council was less often discussed, but voters on Oct. 12 weig…
For the first time in decades, Lafayette city residents will have their own council. Twenty-seven years ago, in March 1992, voters in the city of Lafayette elected their last five-person city council.
Sen. Gerald Boudreaux, D-Lafayette, won a third term as senator for District 24, defeating newcomer Cory Levier, a former soldier and St. Landry Parish native.
Republican John Guilbeau will represent District 4 for the new Lafayette Parish Council after defeating his only challenger, Republican Roddy Bergeron, chief operations officer for Enterprise Data Concepts.
Democrat Abraham Rubin Jr. will represent District 5 for the new Lafayette Parish Council after defeating his only challenger, Democrat James Thomas, a transportation specialist for the Lafayette Parish School System.
Republican Bryan Tabor will represent District 1 for the new Lafayette Parish Council after defeating his only challenger, Republican Keith Kishbaugh, a builder and developer.
The field of candidates for House District 48 has been narrowed to "Beau" Beaullieu and Ricky Gonsoulin. They will face off Nov. 16 to replace Taylor Barras, a Republican who was first elected to the position in 2007. Barras was term-limited and c…
Republican Nanette Cook held off challenger Joyce Linde, also a Republican, to claim the District 4 Lafayette City Council seat, according to complete but unofficial results from Saturday's election.
Incumbent City-Parish Councilman Pat Lewis, a Democrat, will face Republican newcomer Mark Pope in a runoff for the new Lafayette City Council District 1 seat.
Republican Andy Naquin was elected Saturday to represent District 2 on the Lafayette City Council, defeating incumbent City-Parish Councilman Bruce Conque, no party.
Republican Kevin Naquin, who currently serves on Lafayette's City-Parish Council, will represent District 2 for the new Lafayette Parish Council after defeating his only challenger, Ted Richard, a retiree who ran without party affiliation.
Acadiana saw near record numbers of people turning out to cast their votes for governor, along with important local races, including mayor-president and, for the first time in decades, a separate Lafayette city and parish council.
Incumbent City-Parish Councilwoman Liz Hebert has been elected to the Lafayette City Council, representing District 3, according to complete but unofficial results.
State Rep. Julie Emerson, R-Carencro, was elected to a second term in office when she defeated Paul “Polo” Carter, a Democrat, in the race for District 39 seat in the House of Representatives.
Jonathan Goudeau and "Gus" Rantz are headed to a runoff in House District 31. The two Republican candidates will face off Nov. 16 to succeed Nancy Landry, who resigned to work as chief of staff for Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin.
Once the polls close in Louisiana on Saturday night, results will begin to come in for statewide and Acadiana races in one of the busiest election days in years.
Political newcomer Carlee Alm-LaBar, as late as Oct. 4, continued to raise more money for her campaign for Lafayette mayor-president than her four opponents.
Early voting in Lafayette Parish ended Saturday evening with 10,918 people casting ballots in person, up 2,522 votes compared with early voting in the 2015 election for governor, mayor-president and city-parish council.
Republican enthusiasts at a Cajundome political rally Monday — Donald Trump Jr. was the featured speaker — channeled their frustration with Louisiana’s oil and gas worries toward the sitting Democratic governor they hope to replace.
Campaigning to succeed Nancy Landry (R) in the House of Representatives are candidates Jim Doré, Jonathan Goudeau, Gus Rantz and Quinta Thompson. The primary election will be Saturday, Oct. 12.
A week from today, Lafayette Parish voters either will have elected a new mayor-president or narrowed the field of five candidates to two, with a final vote Nov. 16.
The president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., will headline an event Monday in Lafayette aimed at rallying support for the two main Republican candidates for governor, five days before the Oct. 12 primary.
WASHINGTON — The battle over a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lafayette attorney Josh Guillory acknowledges it wasn't his best move to launch his political career by challenging the re-election of incumbent Congressman Clay Higgins in 2018. But he doesn't regret it.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Treasury Department will expand efforts to pay out the nearly $26 billion in matured, unclaimed savings bonds that haven’t been claimed, after U.S. Sen. John Kennedy pressed the federal agency on the issue.
Simone Champagne was a resident of Jeanerette in Iberia Parish and a state legislator for Iberia and Vermilion parishes when hurricanes Rita and Ike flooded parts of those coastal parishes in 2005 and 2008.
Over 1,000 more ballots were cast in the first four days of early voting in Lafayette Parish for the Oct. 12 election than were cast during the first four days of early voting for the 2015 gubernatorial election.
Carlee Alm-LaBar is the first to admit she doesn't look like a mayor-president. She's short, she doesn't wear makeup and she appears younger than her 43 years.
Fifteen candidates are running for the new Lafayette City Council, the first dedicated council for the city since the city and parish consolidated in 1996.
WASHINGTON — As the U.S. House pursues impeachment charges against President Donald Trump in the coming months, Louisiana is positioned to play a potentially dynamic role, with members of Congress on influential committees or taking on key surroga…
Even before he was elected Secretary of State last year, Kyle Ardoin learned the hard way just how fond Louisiana voters are of the customary "I voted!" stickers they'd been getting when they cast their ballots.
Acadiana's 96th House District is filled with poverty-stricken neighborhoods and a diverse population that could benefit from an improved education system, according to candidates seeking to represent the district in the Oct. 12 election.