Candidates qualifying for Baton Rouge, Acadiana elections

The following candidates in the Baton Rouge and Acadiana areas qualified Wednesday and Thursday for various races on the Oct. 19 ballot, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website. The runoff election, if needed, is Nov. 16. Qualifying for local elections is being held at local Clerk of Court offices through Friday. Qualifying for the 5th District Congressional race, also scheduled Oct. 19, will be held Aug. 19-21 at the Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge. Local candidates wishing to submit statements of candidacy to The Advocate must do so no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 30 by contacting the suburban and Acadiana bureau chiefs or Metro Editor Vicki Ferstel at vferstel@theadvocate.com.

D = Democrat

R = Republican

L = Libertarian

O = Other party

N = No party listed

MULTI-PARISH RACE

21st Judicial District Judge

DIVISION G

(Livingston, Tangipahoa and St. Helena)

Lila Hogan, D-Hammond

Jeffery T. Oglesbee, R-Hammond

Vanessa Williams, D-Amite

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH

Justice of the Peace

WARD 3, DISTRICT 3

Kenesha Antoine, D

Jerry Arbour, R

J. Rodney Baum, R

Mariano Hinojosa, R

Larry Spencer, R

EAST FELICIANA PARISH

Justice of the Peace

DISTRICT 2

Tanya S. Adams, D

DISTRICT 4

Joyce A. Kent, D

EVANGELINE PARISH

School Board

DISTRICT 3

Darren W. Vidrine, D

IBERIA PARISH

Jeanerette Mayor

Kenneth J. Kern, R

Jeanerette Aldermen

AT LARGE

Russel Boutte, D

Christia “Tia” Simmons, N

WARD 3

G. “Butch” Bourgeois, R

ST. JAMES PARISH

Justice of the Peace

DISTRICT 6

Sylvia “Sue” Williams

ST. LANDRY PARISH

School Board

DISTRICT 3

Milton “Coach” Ambres, D

DISTRICT 6

Donnie Perron, D

Bambi Polotzola, D

Krotz Springs Alderman

DISTRICT E

John Craig Burghdoff, N

ST. MARTIN PARISH

Coroner

Warren Degatur Jr., R

ST. MARY PARISH

Baldwin alderman

(1 to be elected)

Mike J. Caesar Sr., D

Clarence Colbert Sr., D

TANGIPAHOA PARISH

Tickfaw Council

(1 to be elected)

Donald Cimino, R

Joseph Michael Fedele, D

VERMILION PARISH

Gueydan Chief of Police

No qualifiers yet.

WEST FELICIANA PARISH

Parish President

Kevin Couhig, R

John Kean, D

Tom McVea, R

Lea Reid Williams, N