Last Day to Qualify for Fall Elections

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There will be a local election for members of the Red River Parish School Board and officials of the Village of Hall Summit on November 11th. But today is the last day to qualify for those races.

All seven members of the school board have qualified to run for reelection. Three of them have opponents. Anyone wishing to get into the school board race or other local contests have until 4:30 pm today to qualify. Go to the Clerk of Court’s office in the courthouse to fill out qualifying paperwork.

In the race for the school board, here is the list of candidates as of late Thursday:
District 1 – Gene Longino. He is unopposed.
District 2 – Richard “Ricky” Cannon. He is unopposed.
District 3 – Gary Giddens. He is unopposed
District 4 – Two candidates. Incumbent Cleve Miller has qualified. And John Lewis has filed for the seat also.
District 5 – Two candidates. Incumbent Kasandria White has qualified. And Donald Everett has also qualified.
District 6 – Valerie Cox. She is unopposed.
District 7 – Two candidates. Incumbent Susan Taylor has qualified. And she is opposed by Chandra Wilson.

There are positions to be filled in the Village of Hall Summit. Here are the qualifiers:
Mayor – Danny Rex Scott. He is unopposed.
Chief of Police – Charles Loftin. He is unopposed.
Aldermen – Three to be elected. Only two people have qualified so far. They are Barbara Perrin and Antony Thomas.

Also on the local ballot will be Constable Justice of the Peace District C. No one has qualified as of late Thursday. There is one statewide office up for election. So far A.G. Crowe and Renee Fontenot Free have qualified for Secretary of State. And there will be a Congressional election. All members of the U.S. House of Representatives run every two years.

This information was obtained from the Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge. It is unofficial until after qualifying closes.


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