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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Ballot complete for March 24 election

Ballot complete for March 24 election

Now that qualifying has ended for the upcoming March 24 election, two candidates have signed up for Lafourche Parish district attorney.

Interim District Attorney Kristine Russell qualified Wednesday for the office, and Thibodaux City Court prosecutor Brad Naquin qualified Thursday.

Former District Attorney Cam Morvant II, citing health concerns, stepped down in November after nearly 15 years.

Qualifying ended Friday for the election, which will also include a Lafourche Parish School Board seat.

Three candidates signed up for the District 8 seat on the School Board: Chris Lagarde, Raymond Toups and Barry Uzee.

Toups has been serving in the interim since former board member Ronald Pere resigned in May after he and his wife moved to an assisted-living facility outside the Raceland-area district. He had been on the board for 10 years.

In races with three or more candidates, if no one receives more than half the vote March 24, the top two will compete in an April 28 runoff.

Residents must register by Feb. 21 in person or by mail, or by March 3 at, to vote in the March 24 election. Early voting runs from March 10-17.

There will be no statewide or national races on the ballot.