ZACHARY, La. (BRPROUD) — While there was still a brief window of time left to vote, Tuesday evening, BRProud’s Jessica Knox met up with Zachary’s mayoral candidates to see how they’d been using the final hours of the election.

The answer was clear, they were still campaigning.

The three candidates were still rolling up their sleeves and working hard to get more votes. They told Knox the goal is to let locals see them trying to get to know more people in their community.

Zachary’s mayoral candidates have been reminding people to get out and vote —- preferably for them.

Councilwoman Laura O’Brien said, “I’m Laura O’Brien, I’m number 127. I will make a difference in this city and I want to keep us moving in the right direction.”

O’Brien added that her time as a councilwoman makes her more than qualified.

But her opponent David McDavid told Knox that if you want someone who knows the ins and outs of Zachary, you should vote for him.

McDavid said, “I have been a citizen here since 1969. In some capacity since I was 12 years old, I have worked for the city of Zachary. I’ve been a proven leader. Community driven. So, I mean, they understand. I’ve been around a long time, and I know what I’ll bring to the table for the citizens of Zachary.”

But Francis Nezianya had a different view. He said locals should look at his track record instead.

Nezianya says he’s done a lot for Zachary, and the community knows he’ll continue to put it first. Nezianya said, “The infrastructure, economic development, and the public safety. Those are things I’m going to continue to build on and continue to make a difference in this great city.”

Citizens have until 8 p.m. to vote at your polling location in Zachary.