NEW ROADS, La. (BRPROUD) – As the parish seat of Pointe Coupee and a city that’s home to approximately 4,379 people, New Roads is a small but intriguing community. It’s rich history, well-known Mardi Gras celebrations, and pleasant views of False River draw thousands of visitors annually.

But this Tuesday evening the city is garnering attention for a different reason.

It’s election day and polls have closed.

Now that votes have been counted, officials have declared a winner.

Incumbent Mayor Cornell Dukes was challenged by New Roads City Council Member Theron Smith.

Incumbent Mayor Cornell Dukes was challenged by New Roads City Council Member Theron Smith.

As of 9:27 p.m., officials say Theron Smith won the race.