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Most St. Martin candidates go unchallenged

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Ken Grissom

Out of 50 local elective offices whose terms are expiring, you’re only going to have to vote on 19 of them. The rest will march into office unopposed.
After the qualifying period Aug. 20-22, candidates were locked-in. Those with no opposition were, in essence, elected.
Only one of the 10-member St. Martin School Board faces election Nov. 4. District 2’s Wanda Babin is opposed by Raymond J. Lee of St. Martinville.
An open seat on the board being vacated by Robert Hollier in District 6 attracted only one candidate albeit a formidable one, Burton Dupuis of Breaux Bridge, former school superintendent and principal, among numerous other achievements.
Hollier, who served one term, is stepping down for health reason.
Of the four incumbents seeking to return to the Breaux Bridge City Council, only one faces opposition. Howard “Doc” Alexander is opposed by Michael J. “T-Mike” Breaux for the District B seat.
Two hopefuls in the race for the District A seat on the Breaux Bridge Council vacated by Terry Thibodeaux are Gereline “Geri” Frederick and Brenda Castille Hobbs.
The long-serving Thibodeaux cited work obligations as his reason for not running again.
The race for mayor of Breaux Bridge drew three candidates to replace Jack Dale Delhomme, retiring after four terms as mayor and a term on the City Council. The candidates are former City Councilman Ricky J. Calais, Parish Councilwoman Jill Hebert, and businessman George J. Williams.
The U.S. Senate race, on the other hand, has a crowded field of nine, including among the lesser-knowns, Wayne Ables of Breaux Bridge, a Democrat.
In town and villages where council members run at large, the top however-many-seats-are-open vote-getters are the winners.
Here’s the complete list for St. Martin Parish:

U. S. Senator
Wayne Ables, D, Breaux Bridge
Raymond Brown, D, New Orleans
“Bill” Cassidy, R, Baton Rouge
Thomas Clements, R, Lafayette
Mary L. Landrieu, D, New Orleans “Rob” Maness, R, Madisonville
Brannon Lee McMorris, Libertarian, Denham Springs
Vallian Senegal, D, Opelousas
William P. Waymire Jr., D, Gonzales

U. S. Representative 3rd District
Bryan Barrilleaux, R, Lake Charles
Charles W. Boustany Jr., R, Lafayette Russell Richard, No Party, Lafayette

Judge, Court of Appeal 3rd Circuit, 3rd District, Division B
James “Jimmy” Genovese, No Party, Opelousas. Unopposed

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 1, Div. G
Lucretia Pecantte, D, New Iberia
“Tai” Porter-Green, D, New Iberia
Curtis Sigur, D, New Iberia

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 1, Div. H
Alisia Johnson Butler, D, New Iberia
Carolyn Deal, Other, New Iberia
Lori A. Landry, D, Jeanerette

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 2, Div. A
Anthony “Tony” Thibodeaux, R, Morgan City
Dean M. Wattigny, R, New Iberia

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 2, Div. B
Paul deMahy, R, St. Martinville. Unopposed

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 2, Div. C
Vincent J. Borne, D, Franklin. Unopposed

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 2, Div. D
James R. McClelland, No Party, Franklin
Unopposed

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 2, Div. E
Keith Comeaux, No Party, New Iberia
Unopposed

16th Judicial District Judge, ES 2, Div. F
Gregory P. Aucoin, R, Morgan City.
Unopposed

District Attorney 16th Judicial District Court
“Bo” Duhe, R, New Iberia. Unopposed

Breaux Bridge City Judge
Randy P. Angelle, D. Unopposed

Breaux Bridge City Marshal
Jerry Frederick, D. Unopposed

School Board District 1
Steve Fuselier, D, St. Martinville. Unopposed

School Board District 2
Wanda Babin, Other, St. Martinville
Raymond J. Lee, D, St. Martinville

School Board District 3
Aaron Flegeance, Other, St. Martinville
Unopposed

School Board District 4
James “Jimmy” Blanchard, D, Breaux Bridge
Unopposed

School Board District 5
Russel C. Foti, R, St. Martinville. Unopposed

School Board District 6
Burton Dupuis, R, Breaux Bridge.
Unopposed

School Board District 7
Richard Potier, D, Breaux Bridge.
Unopposed

School Board District 8
Frederic Stelly Jr., R, Breaux Bridge.
Unopposed

School Board District 9
Floyd “Y” Knott, R, Arnaudville.
Unopposed

School Board District 10
Mark Hebert, Other, Cecilia. Unopposed

Justice of the Peace Ward 1
Neal Trahan, No Party, St. Martinville.
Unopposed

Justice of the Peace Ward 2
Joseph E. Mason Sr., D, St. Martinville.
Unopposed

Justice of the Peace Ward 3
Charlene Champagne, D, St. Martinville
Unopposed

Justice of the Peace Ward 5
“Don” LeGrand, Other, Breaux Bridge
Angela Cliburn Taylor, R, Arnaudville

Justice of the Peace Ward 6
Shelia C. Landry, D, Morgan City.
Unopposed

Constable Ward 1
Alvin “Al” Cormier, D, St. Martinville.
Unopposed

Constable Ward 2
Harold “Cat” Pickney, D, St. Martinville
Leander “Cush” Williams, D, St. Martinville

Constable Ward 3
David R. Dugas, Other, St. Martinville
Blake Oubre, R, St. Martinville

Constable Ward 5
Curley Scrantz, No Party, Breaux Bridge.
Unopposed

Constable Ward 6
Wendie G. Hotard, D, Morgan City
Carol Martin, D, Morgan City

Mayor of Breaux Bridge
Ricky J. Calais, R
Jill Hebert, Other
George J. Williams, D

Mayor of Broussard
Charles E. Langlinais, Other. Unopposed

Mayor of Arnaudville
Aymar “Pip” Bonin, D
“Kathy” Richard, D

Mayor of Parks
John Dugas, D
Kevin J. Kately, D

Breaux Bridge Police Chief
“Rollie” Cantu, R
“P.J.” Hebert, R

Broussard Police Chief
Brannon Decou, R
Todd Mouton, R

Arnaudville Police Chief
Eddy J. Lecompte, Other
Kenneth “Toby” Wetzel, D

Parks Police Chief
Ronald Solarie, D. Unopposed

Councilman at Large City of Broussard
Johnnie M. Foco, R. Unopposed

Breaux Bridge Alderman District A
Gereline “Geri” Frederick, D
Brenda Castille Hobbs, R

Breaux Bridge Alderman District B
Howard “Doc” Alexander, D
Michael J. “T-Mike” Breaux, D

Breaux Bridge Alderman District C
Albert “Da Da” Menard, D. Unopposed

Breaux Bridge Alderman District D
Glenn Michael Angelle, Other. Unopposed

Breaux Bridge Alderman District E
Gary “Bimmie” Champagne, Other.
Unopposed

Aldermen Town of Arnaudville
(5 to be elected)
Blake Couvillion, Other
Annette K. Guidry, D
Albert Joseph Guilliot, D
Jamie U. Huval, R
Todd Meche, R
Judith D. Romero, D
Louis E. Stelly Jr., D
Suzanne H. Stelly, D

Aldermen Village of Parks
(3 to be elected)
“Yvonne” Narcisse, D
Eva Craven Potier, D
Rose Nedie Potier, D
Harold “Kellogg” Robertson, Other
Kasi Guidroz Romero, R

Councilman District 5, City of Broussard
“Kenny” Higginbotham, R. Unopposed

Councilman Town of Henderson
William “Bill” LeGrand, Other
Gillray Patin, R

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