Lawyer Aaron Lawler beat businessman Mac “Rooster Lips” Edmonston Saturday for a seat on the Ascension Parish Council.

Lawler won 59 percent to Edmonston’s 41 percent, or 1,751 votes to 1,206.

Turnout was 41 percent.

Lawler and Edmonston were battling for the Prairieville-area Council District 7.

The Republicans survived a five-man primary last month to replace outgoing Councilman Chris Loar, who lost in a bid for parish president last month.

Roads, growth and government transparency were top issues for the two political newcomers.

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