ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) – The mayoral race in Zachary involved three candidates: Francis Nezianya, David McDavid and Laura O’Brien, and a runoff was declared Tuesday night.

David McDavid earned 46.52 percent of votes, Francis Nezianya earned 33.72 percent of votes, and Laura O’Brien earned 19.76 percent of votes.

Officials declared a runoff, meaning a second election must be held as the one that took place Tuesday evening did not reach the necessary threshold of votes needed for a candidate to win.