Qualifying finished this past Thursday for the October 12th elections. Besides statewide offices up for grabs, Acadia Parish will be electing its parish-wide offices in the 2019 cycle. Sheriff K.P. Gibson, Accessor Jim “Jimbo” Pettijean, and Coroner Mark Dawson, without opposition, will serve another term. Clerk of Court Robert “Robby” Barousse will face opposition from the former city of mayor candidate Emily Stoma.
The police jury will see many contested races as the cycle begins. In District 1, Peter Johnson, the incumbent, will face Walter Andrus. In District 2, “Ronnie” Fabacher will face a challenge for business owner, Jeffery “Red Dog” Morgan. District 3 will see a new representative as Chance Henry and Homer Schuefens will vie for the seat opened up by the fact that Chuck Broussard chose not to run for reelection. District 4 will also see a new juror as Kerry Kilgore also decided not to return. Grant Clark, Aaron C. Culrer Jr., Gordon Ray “G-Ray” Morgan, and Chester Pommier will vie for the seat left open. In District 5, Jimmie Pellerin, the incumbent, will face a challenge from James “J” Ancelet. In District 6, incumbent Richard Faul will face a challenge from A.J. “Jay” Credeur. In District 7, “Pat” Daigle will challenge incumbent David Savoy. In District 8, Steve Comeaux wins the election unopposed and will take over that seat.
Only one person qualified for alderman in the Village of Mermentau, and that was Todd Boudreaux.