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Local races heading to April 9 runoff

Local races heading to April 9 runoff

According to complete but unofficial results, Republicans Jimmy "T-Jim" Lafont and Rodney Gisclair Sr., both of Cut Off, will move on to the April 9 runoff for the Division D seat on the Greater Lafourche Port Commission.

Of the three candidates running for the seat, Lafont received 1,238 votes, or 39 percent. Gisclair received 1,144 votes, or 36 percent. Vhores “T-Voe” Trosclair, R-Galliano, received 771 votes, or 24 percent.

Turnout was about 27 percent.

In the Lafourche Parish District 5 Council race, Republican James Honore' Bourgeois will face off with fellow Raceland resident Holly "Scooter" LeBouef, no party, to replace interim Council member Roy Landry.

The district includes Bayou Blue, part of Raceland and the western edge of Pointe-aux-Chenes.

Bourgeois received 331 votes, or 43 percent. LeBoeuf received 253 votes, or about 33 percent. A third candidate, Bayou Blue resident Mark Atzenhoffer, no party, received 183 votes, or about 24 percent.

Turnout was about 14 percent.