(KPLC) - LaToya Tunwar unseated Slyvester “Scoop” Popillion as District 1 Council Member in Kinder in Saturday’s runoff election.
It was a big day for Tunwar, who also graduated from McNeese with a masters in criminal justice.
Tunwar (D) received 58 percent of the vote (89 votes to 65 votes).
Tunwar reached the runoff with 49 percent in the November primary, in which Popillion (D) received 46 percent.
Results are complete but unofficial from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.
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Randy Credeur (independent) was elected alderman in Reeves with 67 percent of the vote (39 votes to 19 votes), defeating incumbent Robin Newell (R).
Also in Allen Parish, a $9.2-million, 20-year bond passed with 67 percent of the vote (403 votes to 201).
In Vernon Parish, Missy Martelle (D) was elected Hornbeck’s chief of police with 66 percent of the vote (85 votes to 44 votes), defeating Marshall Evans Jr. (R).