Runoff elections in south Louisiana
POSTED: Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:42pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 9:39am
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — On Saturday, Dec. 8, Louisiana voters will head to the polls to vote in the final runoff elections.
NBC33 News will be tracking several races across south Louisiana, and some of them are pretty heated.
There are two districts in the metro council up for grabs. First, District 12 is where the incumbent Smokie Bourgeois is taking on political newcomer and attorney John Delgado.
Another runoff is in District 2. That's council member Bones Addision's seat right now, but he's out because of term limits. In that race Chauna Banks-Daniel and Leroy Davis are the final two going for that seat. That was the district with the most challengers in the November election.
The runoff is between two democrats; Roger Bergeron and Deedy Slaughter for the next mayor of the city.
A very contentious race for the representative of the third congressional district will come to an end. That's between Charles Boustany and Jeff Landry. Both reps have served, but the district was moved into one after the redistricting that took place.
We're also tracking what's become a very close and nasty race for associate justice of the 5th Supreme Court district. This one is between John Michael Guidry and Jeff Hughes. This impacts most of the parishes in the viewing area. This race has turned nasty on TV and radio, so we'll be keeping a very close eye on this one.
Finally, in East Feliciana Parish another race has gotten ugly. It's the mayoral race between the incumbent Don Reason and Alderwoman Lori Ann Bell. Back in November only one vote separated these two. Since then there were allegations of voter found which turned out to be unfounded, and now, even complaints of vandalizing of campaign signs between the two sides.
There are also runoffs in Tanigpahoa Parish in the Race for Amite City Mayor and Amite City Police Chief.
Of course we've got you covered. We'll have live team coverage of these big races on NBC33 News at 10:00 p.m. We’ll also have the latest results here on our website.