July 22, 2022
Today (Friday) was the final day of qualifying for candidates seeking political office in Evangeline Parish, according to Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel. Here are the candidates that filed their qualifying papers today (Friday) : School Board: District One-Lonnie Sonnier; School Board District Two: Nicky Chaumont; School Board District Five-Chasessica Basco; City of Ville Platte: District B-Anna Frank and Jorie Randle; Alderman District D-Cortez Fontenot; Town of Mamou- Alderman at Large-Joe Paul Deshotel and Alderman District Four -Lisa Celestine; Village of Chataignier-Chief of Police Willtee Eric Gallow; Village of Turkey Creek-Mayor Joey Ducote; Turkey Creek Council member: Ashley Melancon; Town of Basile: Chief of Police -Allen Ivory Jr; Alderman at Large- Charetha Ceasar Rankins, Darrel Reed, and Carmen Cortez; Basile Alderman District One-Jessica Ceasar and Chesley Ortego; and Alderman District District Two- Jennifer Fontenot Ivory, Kristy Miller, Caleb Delafosse, Roger Cortez 2nd and Evelyn Lafleur Williams.
Here is the complete list of candidates that qualified: Congressman Mike Johnson has been reelected with no opponents; Judge Gary Ortego has been elected with no opponents to serve as the Third Circuit Court of Appeals from the Third District; Marcus Fontenot has been elected as Judge from the 13th Judicial District Court, Division A with no opponents;
For U.S. Senator, incumbent John Kennedy is seeking re-election with 12 opponents from around the state;
For Public Service Commissioner incumbent Mike Francis is facing two opponents: Keith Bodin and Shalon Latour;
For the special election for Police Juror in District Four: Incumbent Lelia Johnson Thrasher and Stan Leger;
For School Board Members: District One-Incumbent Lonnie Sonnier has been reelected with no opponents; For School Board District Two-Incumbent Nicky Chaumont and Rebecca Wall Berzas; For School Board District Three-incumbent Karen Vidrine was reelected with no opponents ; For School Board District Four, Incumbent Wayne Dardeau and Bobby Godwin; For School Board District Five with no incumbents: Monica Blood Andrus, Chasessica Basco, Curtis Henry Jr., and Craig Whittington; For School Board District Six: Incumbent Mike Fontenot was reelected with no opponents; For School Board District Seven: Sheila Joseph was reelected with no opponents; For School Board District Eight: Wanda Skinner, the incumbent was reelected with no opponents; For School District Nine: Incumbent Scott Limoges and Kristy Briley; For School Board District Ten: Arthur Savoy, the incumbent and Fannie Soileau; For School Board District Eleven: Tanicia Doyle and Bobby Max Hamlin; For School Board District Twelve: Ellis Guillory Sr. incumbent and Calvin Leday Jr.; For School Board District 13:Incumbent Georgianna Wilson and Donald Anderson.
For the City of Ville Platte: Mayor: Karl Bordelon, Renee Brown, Jennifer Vidrine, incumbent and Ryan LeDay Williams; For Chief Of Police: Neal Lartigue, incumbent and A. Perry Thomas; For Alderman: District A Councilman-Faye Lemoine was reelected with no opponent; Alderman District B:Anna Frank, Incumbent Jerry Joseph and Jorie Randle; For District C:Tracie Jagneaux and Shirleen O’Conner; District D Councilman: Incumbent Jordan Anderson, Cortez Fontenot, Renaldo Frank, Shawn Roy, and Vashansky Shanky Thomas; District E: Earl Edward, incumbent Christina Sam and Adam Toussaint; and District F: Brant Riggs and Leroy Robertson Jr.
In The Town of Basile: For Mayor: Mark Denette, incumbent and Latoya Howze; For Chief of Police, incumbent Allen Ivory Jr. was reelected with no opponents; For Alderman at Large: Charetha Ceasar Rankins, Carmen Cortez, and Darrel Reed; Alderman District One: Jessica Ceaser and Chesley Ortego; For Alderman District Two: Kenny Burgess, Roger Cortez 2nd, Caleb Paul Delafosse, Jennifer Fontenot Ivory, John JJ Jenkins, Evelyn Lafleur Williams and Kristy Miller.
For the Town of Mamou: Mayor-Leisa Deshotel and Incumbent Ricky Fontenot; for Mamou Chief of Police: Pat Hall and Incumbent Brent Zackery; For Alderman at Large: Cora Chretien-Veal, Joe Paul Deshotel, Ricardo “Reko”Goodley, and Jimmie “JT” Thomas; Alderman District One: Ricky Allison and Derrell “Sheaky” Thomas; District Two Councilman- Brook Chapman, incumbent reelected with no opponents; District Three: Allen Dicks, Eugene Manuel and Allen Noel Sr. and District Four: Lisa Celestine and Incumbent Robin Young;
For the Village of Chataignier: Mayor-Incumbent Justin Darbonne and Henry Watson; for Chief of Police: Willtee Eric Gallow and Brandon Watz; Councimen: Three to be elected: Carilyn “Tu” Arvie, Maria Calvin, Tom Frank, Duncan Johnston, and Kelly Watz;
For the Village of Turkey Creek: Mayor- Bert K. Campbell, Victoria “Vicki” Chaddrick, and Joey Ducote; For councilman, three to be elected: Eric Chapelle, Shawn “Heavy” Fontenot, Krista Hebert, Jessie Johnson, Billy Neal King Jr., and Ashley Melancon.