Curtis Fountain mustered enough support Saturday to take the win in Cameron Parish's run-off election for the police jury's District 1 seat, breaking an extremely rare tie vote cast in November.
Fountain got 224 votes Saturday to 195 for his opponent, incumbent District 1 Police Juror Sonny McGee, according to Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Carl Broussard.
In the November election, both candidates parlayed for a combined 356 votes — exactly 178 votes each.
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