Editor’s note: This story previously listed the sheriff’s race as a runoff. We apologize for the error.
LIVINGSTON PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — A narrow margin determined the Livingston Parish sheriff’s election on Saturday, Oct. 14. In complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State Office website, incumbent Jason Ard had 17,656 votes, and Brett McMasters drew 17,541.
Livingston Parish residents chose “Randy” Delatte as the new parish president with 71% of the vote.
Across Louisiana, voters cast ballots for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer.
Qualifying for state and local races was Aug. 8-10. If a race had only one candidate at the end of qualifying, that person is set to take office at the start of the next term.
Daniel “Dan” Burg, No Party, withdrew from the race for council member in District 6
Ryan Kirkpatrick, Republican, withdrew from the Town of Killian aldermen race.
Races going to runoffs
The District 3 council race is also a runoff. Republican Maurice “Scooter” Keen, drew 34% of the vote and Republican Billy Taylor had 31%.
The District 6 council race goes to a runoff between Republicans Travis Tharp, who had 43% of the vote, and John Mangus, who had 42% of the vote.
The following seats were filled in unopposed races:
- Clerk of Court: Jason B. Harris, Republican
- Assessor: Jeffrey “Jeff” Taylor, Republican
- Coroner: “Ron” Coe, Republican
- Justice of the Peace Ward 6: Lisa Hoover Cothern, Republican
- Justice of the Peace Ward 10: Jessica Albarado, Republican
- Constable Justice of the Peace Ward 11: Timothy Ricks, Republican
While the primary will determine some races, the general election will be Nov. 18.
Oct. 14 election results for Livingston Parish
The following are complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website as of 10 p.m. Oct. 14.
Winners are in bold.
Candidates going to a runoff are in italics.
- Jason Ard, Republican: 17,656 50%
- Brett McMasters, Republican: 17,541 50%
- “Jeff” Ard, Republican: 10,155 29%
- “Randy” Delatte, Republican: 24,918 71%
Council Member, District 1
- Trevor W. Dunlap, Republican: 741, 17%
- Richard W. Eppinett, Republican: 433, 10%
- Shane Marler, Republican: 363 9%
- Lonnie Watts, Republican: 2,726 64%
Council Member, District 2
- Ryan Chavers, Republican: 2,526, 59%
- Kyle “Hoot” Parker, Republican: 1,757 41%
Council Member, District 3
- Alli Castle, Republican: 718, 20%
- Maurice “Scooter” Keen, Republican: 1,243, 34%
- Brian Ross, Republican: 561,15%
- Billy Taylor, Republican: 1,107, 31%
Council Member, District 4
- Shelly Taylor, Republican: 1,462, 46%
- John Wascom, Republican: 1,743, 54%
Council Member, District 5
- Joshua Ebarb, Republican: 848, 24%
- Erin Sandefur, Republican: 2,712, 76%
Council Member, District 6
- David Danna, Republican: 442, 15%
- John Mangus, Republican: 1,212, 42%
- Travis Tharp, Republican: 1,223, 43%
Council Member, District 7
- Ricky Goff, Republican: 2,786, 75%
- Eric Havard, Republican: 945, 25%
Council Member, District 8
- Kenny Bayhi, Independent: 752, 16%
- Dean Coates, Republican: 3,921, 84%
Council Member, District 9
- Joseph “Joe” Erdey, Republican: 1,956, 51%
- DeWayne Harmon, Republican: 1,431, 37%
- Summer Smith, Republican: 463,12%
Aldermen Town of Killian
- Lyndon Hendley, Republican: 272, 65%
- Larry LeMaire Jr., Independent: 149, 35%
Parishwide: 2.5 mills for 10 years to support parish health unit
Shall the parish be able to levy and collect a special, 2.5-mill property tax from 2025 to 2034? About $1.5 million is estimated to be collected each year. The funds will be used for constructing, improving, maintaining and operating the parish health unit, including buying property for new sites.
- Yes: 14,710, 43%
- No: 19,202, 57%
Recreation District No. 2: 15 mills for 10 years to support rec facilities
Shall the district levy and collect a 15-mill property tax from 2025 to 2034? About $1.1 million per year is expected to be collected. Funds will be used for “constructing, improving, maintaining and operating the recreational facilities.”
- Yes: 2,729, 49%
- No: 2,889, 51%