BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — In this year’s election season, Ascension Parish voters will be submitting their ballots for state lawmakers, sheriff and council members.

The primary is set for Oct. 14. The general election will be Nov. 18.

Across Louisiana, voters will cast ballots for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, insurance commissioner and commissioner of agriculture and forestry.

Qualifying for state and local races was Aug. 8-10. If a race had only one candidate at the end of qualifying at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 10, that person is set to take office at the start of the next term.

Meet the candidates for Ascension Parish

Unless noted, one is to be elected in each race.

State Senator, 2nd District

  • “Chris” Delpit, Republican
  • Edward “Ed” Price, Democrat

State Senator, 18th District

  • Eddie J. Lambert, Republican

State Representative, 58th District

  • Kendricks “Ken” Brass, Democrat

State Representative, 59th District

  • “Tony” Bacala, Republican

State Representative, 81st District

  • Jeffrey F. “Jeff” Wiley, Republican
  • Jason Amato, Republican

State Representative 88th Representative District

  • Kathy Edmonston, Republican
  • Donald “Don” Schexnaydre, Republican
  • Willie Robinson, Republican

23rd Judicial District Court Judge, ES 1, Div. E

  • Keyojuan Gant Turner, Democrat
  • Allen Davis, Democrat
  • “Vicky” Jones, Republican


  • “Bobby” Webre, Republican
  • C.J. Matthews, Republican

Clerk of Court

  • Bridget Hanna, Republican


  • M. J. “Mert” Smiley Jr., Republican


  • Christopher Trevino, Republican

Parish President

  • Clint Cointment, Republican
  • Murphy J. Painter Sr., Independent
  • Mark “Meme Guy” Belgard Jr., No Party

Council Member, District 1

  • Alvin Thomas Jr., Democrat
  • Oliver Joseph, Democrat

Council Member, District 2

  • Joel Robert, Republican

Council Member, District 3

  • Travis Turner, Democrat

Council Member, District 4

  • Brett Arceneaux, Republican
  • Nicholas Miller, No Party

Council Member, District 5

  • Dempsey Lambert, Republican
  • Michael “Todd” Varnado, Republican

Council Member, District 6

  • Chase Melancon, Republican

Council Member, District 7

  • Brian Belzer, Republican
  • Brian Hillensbeck, Republican

Council Member, District 8

  • Blaine Petite, No Party
  • Ayanna Cushenberry, Independent

Council Member, District 9

  • Pamela “Pam” Alonso, Republican
  • Jared “Burger” Beiriger, Republican

Council Member, District 10

  • Dennis Cullen, Republican
  • Jasper “Jap” Dorsey Sr., Democrat
  • Erik Jones, Republican
  • “Chris” Schwing, Independent

Council Member, District 11

  • Cory Fontenot, Democrat
  • Michael Mason, No Party