LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Tony Mancuso has been elected to a fifth term as sheriff of Calcasieu Parish.
Mancuso (D) was first elected in 2003, then was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2015.
Mancuso gathered 88 percent of the vote (46,766 votes), to 8 percent (4,108 votes) for Jimmy Richard (D) and 4 percent (2,289 votes) for Elizabeth Gray-Carrier (D).
Results are complete but unofficial from the Secretary of State’s Office.
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Wendy Aguillard (no party) held on to the Calcasieu tax assessor seat, with 54 percent (28,068). Challenger Mike Moore (R) had 46 percent (23,871 votes). Aguillard was first elected in 2011.
In Calcasieu Police Jury races, Tony Guillory, Chris Landry and Judd Bares retained their seats outright, while fellow current police jury members Calvin Collins, Dennis Scott and Brian Abshire are headed to runoffs in their respective races.
Tony Guillory (D) defeated Priscilla Sam (D) with 72 percent (2,041 votes to 796) in District 4.
In District 7, Chris Landry (D), held off two challengers. Landry had 63 percent (2,014 votes), Cindy Bergeron (D) had 22 percent (718 votes) and Chris Carrol (D) had 15 percent 490 votes).
Incumbent Judd Bares (R) defeated Layne Hardin (R) in District 12 with 55 percent (1,953 votes to 1,578).
District 3 Police Juror Shelly Mayo (D) was unseated by Eddie Earl Lewis Jr. (D) in a close race in District 3. Lewis won by 31 votes - He had 51 percent (1,339 votes to Mayo’s 1,308 votes).
In District 2, incumbent Calvin Collins (D) is headed to a runoff with Mike Smith (D). Smith had 41 percent (1,458 votes) to Collins’ 36 percent (1,280 votes). Christopher Archinard (D) had
District 5 police juror Brian Abshire (independent) is headed to a runoff with Charles Lockett (R). Abshire had 42 percent (1,722 votes), while Lockett had 32 percent (1,326 votes) and John O’Donnel (independent) had 26 percent (1,047 votes).
District 6 police juror Dennis Scott (R) is headed to a runoff with Ron Hayes (R). Hayes led the race with 44 percent (1,737 votes), while Scott had 28 percent (1,102 votes). Two other challengers - Jerry Walker Jr. (D) and Kelby Shows (R) - were eliminated from the race.
Joe Andrepont (R) won the District 13 seat being vacated by his father, earning 69 percent (1,815 votes) over Randy Gibbons (R) and Georgina Graves (D).
Ashton Richard (independent) won the District 1 seat vacated by Kevin White, who moved out of the district. Richard (independent) had 51 percent (2,163 votes) while Liz Long (R) had 49 percent (2,047 votes).
Anthony Bartie (D) won Kevin Guidry’s Police Jury District 9 seat. Guidry is running for a state representative seat. Bartie (D) garnered 72 percent (2,185 votes) while Schuyler Olivier (independent) had 28 percent (832 votes).
There will be a runoff in District 10, also left open by a police juror running for state representative, Shalon Latour. Tony Stelly (R) got 46 percent (1,759 votes) and is headed to a runoff with Randy Armentor (R), who had 34 percent (1,297 votes).
Roger Marcantel (R) won the District 11 seat, and will replace long-time police juror Sandra Treme, who did not run again. Marcantel had 53 percent (1,814 votes) to 26 percent (891 votes) for Tony O’Banion (R) and 21 percent (739 votes) for David Stutes (R).
Randy Burleigh (R) defeated Damon Goss (R) for the District 14 seat, with 52 percent (1,714 votes to 1,576 votes).
In District 15, Tony Tramonte (R) defeated Guy McLendon (Libertarian) with 81 percent (2,781 votes to 635). Tramonte will fill the seat of five-term police juror Hal McMillin. McMillin did not run again.
Michael Bergeron (R) gained 51 percent of the vote (615 votes) to edge out to opponents for the Westlake City Council Division C seat. Sharmita S. Rideau (independent) had 28 percent (337 votes) and Clayton Rougeou (no part) had 12 percent (247 votes). Bergeron will replace council member Betty Bates, who died in January.
Teddy McNiel (independent) won the race for Justice of the Peace Ward 7, defeating Ronny Ruffin (independent). McNiel had 64 percent (804 votes to 454).