Local elections broken down as early voting begins


Voters in Iberville Parish will vote on three statewide or multi-parish elections and some will vote on a representative on the Iberville Parish School Board and in Maringouin and White Castle, they will be selecting an entire slate of candidates. 

Early voting ends Monday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m.

All registered voters in the parish's 39 precincts will vote for the state's next secretary of state. 

The candidates include Democrats "Gwen" Collins-Greenup and Renee Fontenot Free, Republicans Kyle Ardoin, Heather Cloud, A.G. Crowe, "Rick" Edmonds, Thomas J. Kennedy III and Julie Stokes, while one candidate, Matthew Paul "Matt" Moreau claims no party affiliation. 

Voters in 24 precincts will choose a U.S. representative for the 2nd Congressional District. 

The candidates for the seat are Democrat Cedric Richmond, independent Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste and two parties with no party affiliation, Shawndra Rodriguez and Jesse Schumitte.

Voting on a U.S. representative in the 6th Congressional District will be voters in 15 precincts in Iberville Parish. 

Candidates for the post are Democrats Justin Dewitt and "Andie" Saizon, independent Devin Lance Graham and Republican Garret Graves. 

In all 39 of the parish's precincts, candidates for the School Board's at-large seat will appear. Those candidates are Democrat Darlene M. Ourso and independent Ferrante T. Dominique. 

The voters in seven precincts in the parish will vote for the District G School Board member. Running for that office are Mervin "Merv" Allen Jr. and Christopher "Chris" Daigle. Both are Democrats.

In the town of Maringouin, residents will vote for mayor, chief of police and members of the Board of Aldermen. 

Candidates for mayor are Maurice Harris and Demi Lynn Vorise, both of whom are Democrats.

Running for chief of police are two Democrats, Hosea K. Anderson Sr. and Daniel T. Dorsey, and Sahajda "Wesley" Willis, who has no party affiliation.

The candidates running for aldermen seats in Maringouin all Democrats. They are Kirkland Anderson Sr., John E. Carriere, Cherise D. Gougisha, Veronica "Bonnie" Hill, Jerome "Gillis" Martin Jr., Katrell A. Poole, Brian "Gumble" Robinson, Garrick "Gary" Scott, Sam W. Watson and Clarence "D-Dot" Wiley. 

There are four candidates running for mayor of White Castle and they are all Democrats. The candidates are Ernest J. "Bay Boy" Allen Sr., Shalanda Lewis Allen, Keisha D. Fleming and John Morris III.

The candidates in the race for chief of police in White Castle are Harold L. Brooks Jr., Mario D. Brown Sr. and Kendall "Jip" Delone. All three are Democrats. 

Voters in White Castle will also be selecting the town's Board of Aldermen members from a slate of seven candidates. 

Those candidates are Democrats Melissa Allen, Candice Mr. Depron, Kipp V. Knight, Barbara "Bo" O'Bear, Queen Thomas Prevot and Cedric "Scooby" Rome and a no party candidate, Erick "Duck" Batiste.