November 6, 2018
A large turnout of voters went to the polls Tuesday on election day in all areas of Evangeline Parish that matched the large number of early voters.
Complete but unofficial returns show the following: For Secretary of State –In Evangeline Parish- Incumbent Kyle Ardoin was the top vote getter with 3129 votes or 30 percent of the vote. Coming in a close second was Turkey Creek Mayor Heather Cloyd who received 2972 votes. Gwen Collins Greenup received 1311 votes Renee Fontenot Free received 1193 votes, Thomas Kennedy had 535 votes, Rick Edmonds with 460 votes, Julie Stokes with 423 votes, A.G. Crowe with 216 votes and Matt Moreau received 108 votes.
For Congress in the Fourth District in Evangeline Parish, incumbent Mike Johnson easily carried the parish with 7072 votes, Ryan Trundle with 2537 votes and Mark David Halverson with 246 votes.
School Board District Three Incumbent Karen Vidrine was relected over challenger Ted Soileau. Vidrine received 451 votes to Soileau's 271 votes.
School Board District Ten, incumbent Arthur Savoy won reelection with 599 votes over challenger Maggie Ortego who got 435 votes.
In School Board District 12, incumbent Ellis Guillory Sr. was reelected with 303 votes over challenger Calvin LeDay Jr, who got 287 votes.
In the School Board District 13 seat, Incumbent Georgianna Wilson beat challenger Chris Guillory by 30 votes. Wilson received 465 votes while Guillory got 435 votes.
In the City of Ville Platte, Mayor Jennifer Vidrine easily won reelection receiving 1806 ovtes to Kevin Lafleur's 696 votes.
For Chief of Police in Ville Platte, Incumbent Neal Lartigue was relected. Lartigue got 1480 votes while his challenger Linton Fontenot received 1068 votes.
For District A in Ville Platte, Challenger Faye Lemoine with 275 votes defeated incumbent councilman C.J. Dardeau who received 113 votes;
District D in Ville Platte In an open race with no incumbent, Coach Lionel Anderson with 239 votes deafeated Shanky Thomas who received 188 votes.
In District E in Ville Platte, Incumbent Donald Sam beat challenger Lucian McKenny Jr who received 191 votes.
For District F in Ville Platte, Bryant Riggs, the incumbent received 225 votes to challenger Kathan Arvie who got 103 votes.
For the Town of Mamou, Mayor Ricky Fontenot won relection with 702 votes over his two challengers: Gerald Fontenot with 3 59 votes and David Charlie with 60 votes.
For Mamou Police Chief, Incumbent Brent Zackery received 571 votes will go into a runoff with second place finisher Charles Perdices with 312 votes. Michael Thomas received 218 votes and Michael Gorilla Fruge received 50 vote.
For Alderman District 1 in mamou-Derrel Sheaky Thomas beat incumbent Freddie Matthew,198 votes to 143 votes;
For Alderman District 2 in Mamou, Brook Chapman was elected with 133 votes to his challenger, Clayton Tiny McGee received 94 votes.Alderman District 3- Incumbent Charles Reed got 148 votes while challenger Glynn Brunet who got 104 votes.
For Chataignier Mayor, incumbent Jackie Malveaux Thomas with 52 votes lost to challenger Justin Darbonne who got 107 votes;
For Basile Chief of Police: incumbent Allen Ivory Jr. defeated his challenger, Ivory Thomas: Allen Ivory jr. received 219 votes;
For Aldermen in Basile where three are to be elected, here are the voter getters; Bron Dubroc with 214 votes, Kenny Burgess with 181 votes, Kristy Miller with 174 votes, Caleb Delafosse.
For alderman in Chataignier, three to be elected: Carilyn Tu Arvie with 112 votes, Deba Fontenot with 90 votes, John Brasseaux for 60 votes;.
Out of the seven amendments to the state constitution, five out of the seven amendments were approved by parish voters;