Candidates qualify to run in April 6 election

The following candidates qualified Wednesday for various races on the April 6 ballot, according to the website of the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office. Qualifying ends at 5 p.m. Friday. The runoff election, if needed, is May 4. Candidates wishing to submit statements of candidacy to The Advocate must do so no later than 5 p.m. Feb. 22 by contacting the suburban bureau chiefs or Metro Editor Vicki Ferstel at vferstel@theadvocate.com.

D = Democrat

R = Republican

L = Libertarian

O = Other party

N = No party listed

COURT OF APPEAL

1st Circuit

DISTRICT 3, DIVISION C

(East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa parishes)

Ernest G. “Ernie” Drake Jr., Ponchatoula, R

DISTRICT JUDGE

22nd Judicial District

(St. Tammany Parish)

DIVISION 6

Scott Gardner, R

Alan A. Zaunbrecher, R

ASCENSION PARISH

Sorrento Mayor

Mike Lambert, R

Wilson R. Longanecker Sr., D

Sorrento Police Chief

Earl Theriot Jr., D

Sorrento Town Council

(5 to be elected)

Milton “Needlenose” Vicknair, D

EAST FELICIANA PARISH

Constable Justice of the Peace

DISTRICT 2

Clifton “Cliff” Morris, O

IBERVILLE PARISH

School Board

DISTRICT N

Earthley Batiste, D

LIVINGSTON PARISH

Albany Aldermen

(2 to be elected)

Murphy Martin Jr., D

Randy McAlister, D

S. Gerald Stilley, D

Springfield Mayor

Charles Martin, D

ST. TAMMANY PARISH

Abita Springs Aldermen

(3 to be elected)

Patrick J. Berrigan Jr., R

Gina Kilpatrick Harper, R

René Henry Jr., D

Leslie Blitch Welliver, R