Aug 24, 2014 21:00 Lafayette School Board election drawing crowded field Lafayette School Board election drawing crowded field Advocate staff Aug. 24, 2014 Comments LAFAYETTE — At least three incumbent School Board members and eight newcomers had qualified to have their names placed on the ballot for the Nov. 4 election as of the close of the first day of qualifying Wednesday. District 1 is guaranteed a new representative as the incumbent for that area, Mark Allen Babineaux, D-Scott, qualified for a district judge race Wednesday. Michelle Meaux Breaux, D-Scott, is also running in a judgeship race. As of Wednesday, District 1 had one qualifying candidate, Mary Morrison, D-Scott. Incumbents who qualified for the election Wednesday were: Mark Cockerham, R-Lafayette, of District 7; Kermit Bouillion, R-Duson, of District 5; and Tommy Angelle, D-Carencro, of District 2. Other candidates who qualified Wednesday: District 2: Simon Mahan, No Party, Lafayette District 3: Elroy Broussard, D-Lafayette District 5: Britt Latiolais, R-Lafayette District 6: Justin Centanni, R-Lafayette District 7: Dawn Morris, R-Lafayette District 9: Jeremy Hidalgo, R-Youngsville, and Brian West, R-Lafayette. Those elected to the School Board will begin a five-year — rather than a traditional, four-year — term in January due to legislation approved this summer that puts future school board elections in sync with the gubernatorial race effective in 2019.