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See Zachary’s Qualified Candidates for the Nov. 8 Elections

The Secretary of State held qualifying for the November 8 Open Congressional Primary election Wednesday, July 20 through Friday, July 22. Seats for senate, state representatives, mayor, chief of police and other local races are up for grabs.

Below is a list of qualified candidates for local offices within the city of Zachary seeking election in the November 8 Congressional Primary Election, according to the Secretary of State. This is not a complete list. For a full list of candidates in your district, click here.

Races with one qualified candidate, or the same number of candidates as open seats, are considered elected unopposed.

  • U. S. Representative, 6th Congressional District
    • Brian Belzer (Republican)
    • Rufus Holt Craig Jr. (Libertarian)
    • Garret Graves (Republican)
  • Mayor City of Zachary
    • David McDavid (Republican)
    • Francis Nezianya (No Party)
    • Laura O’Brien (Republican)
  • District Judge 19th Judicial District Court, ES 2, Div. G
    • Adam Kwentua (Democrat)
  • Chief of Police City of Zachary
    • Darryl “Schuster” Lawrence Sr. (Independent)
    • Justin Nevels (Independent)
    • Ty Stephens (Republican
    • Robert Williams III (Democrat)
  • City Judge City Court, City of Zachary
    • David Conachen (Republican)
    • Lawrence “L.T.” Dupre (Republican)
    • John C. Hopewell III (Democrat)
  • Member of School Board District 1, Zachary Community
    • Kyle Watson (Republican)
    • Gaynell Young (Democrat)
  • Member of School Board District 2, Zachary Community
    • Cynthia Bentley (Independent)
    • Ryan Talbot (Republican)
    • Charles A. Thompson (Republican)
  • Member of School Board District 3, Zachary Community
    • “Marty” Hughes (No Party)
  • Member of School Board District 5, Zachary Community
    • Laura Freeman (Republican)
    • Jordan Watkins (No Party)
  • Member of School Board District 6, Zachary Community
    • Nicole Jarreau (Republican)
    • Elecia Brown “Lisa” Lathon (Democrat)
  • Member of School Board District 7, Zachary Community
    • Andrew Gaines (Republican)
    • Natasha Hayes (Democrat)
  • Member of School Board District 8, Zachary Community
    • Crystal London (No Party)
    • Ann Watkins (Independent)
  • Member of School Board District 9, Zachary Community
    • David Dayton (Republican)
    • Sheldon Early (Democrat)
  • Councilman District 1, City of Zachary
    • Freida Morris (Independent)
    • “Jeff” Ponder (Independent)
    • Brandy Westmoreland (Republican)
  • Councilman District 2, City of Zachary
    • Lisa Frosch (Republican)
    • John LeBlanc (Republican)
  • Councilman District 3, City of Zachary
    • Vincent Cimino (No Party)
    • Ambre DeVirgilio (Republican)
  • Councilman District 4, City of Zachary
    • James Graves (Republican)
    • Mindy Slaughter (Republican)
    • Sharon “Mrs. T” Turner (Democrat)
  • Councilman District 5, City of Zachary
    • Jennifer Boyd (Republican)
    • Dianne Fletcher (No Party)
    • Taquila Jones (Democrat)
    • Lael Montgomery (Democrat)

The deadline to register to vote in person, by mail or at the OMV Office is Oct. 11.

The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 18.

Early voting is Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 30) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Nov. 4 by 4:30 p.m (other than military and overseas voters). You can request an absentee ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office.
The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is Nov. 7 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).

On election day, the polls are open from 6 a.m .- 8 p.m.

Click here for more information on how to register to vote.

Candidates are encouraged to send their official candidacy announcement press releases to bre@porchandparish.com for publication on tporchandparish.com.

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