Walker mayor race to be decided by recount, too close to call

Walker mayor race to be decided by recount, too close to call
Louisiana Politics

POSTED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 4:30pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 4:34pm

Voters in Walker still don't have official word on who will be their next mayor.

Incumbent mayor Bobby Font lost to challenger Republican Rick Ramsey by only 40 votes.

The Livingston Parish Registrar of Voters told NBC33 that means officials must open up the ballot boxes to check those numbers. R

Ramsey earned 51 percent of the vote and he says he doesn't expect to see any change big changes in his numbers.

"I think that it says that the majority feel like there needs to be a progressive change,” stated Ramsey. “Forty votes… it was close, so that makes me realize that I’ve got a lot of work to do."

NBC33 made multiple attempts to reach incumbent Bobby Font. He did not respond. 

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