Qualifying continues for fall parish, state primary races

Staff Report

Qualifying began Wednesday for a lengthy ballot that includes local and state elections for the Nov. 8 primary election.

Qualifying will be at the Iberville Parish Clerk of Court’s Office during its regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Qualifying ends at closing time Friday.

The qualifying session includes the following municipal races:

  • Iberville Parish School Board: All board members are up for re-election
  • Plaquemine: Board of Selectman seats vacated by the deaths of longtime members Oscar S. Mellion and Jimmie Randle are on the ballot
  • White Castle: Mayor, Town Council and Police Chief
  • Maringouin: Mayor, Chief of Police and Aldermen

Other races

Also included in the qualifying are candidates to fill the District 17 seat vacated by state Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen, who resigned last month to accept a public relations job.

The winner of the 2022 election would have the opportunity to vie for a full term in 2023.

In addition, voters will decide on the U.S. Senate.

A seat on the Court of Appeals (1-1B and 1-1D) also is up for grabs.

U.S. House of Representatives for Districts 2 and 6 are also on the ballot. District 2 is represented by Julia Letlow, R-Start, whose seat was to be held by her husband Luke, who died from COVID019 shortly after his election in 2000.

District 6 is represented by Garret Graves, R-Baton Rouge, who began his first term in January 2015.

The District 3 seat on the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner will also be on the ballot.