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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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DA seat to be decided Saturday

DA seat to be decided Saturday

Voters will decide Saturday between two candidates for Lafourche Parish district attorney, Interim District Attorney Kristine Russell and Thibodaux City Court prosecutor Brad Naquin.

Russell was named Interim District Attorney after former DA Cam Morvant II, citing health concerns, stepped down in November after nearly 15 years.

Voters in the north-central part of the parish will also decide between three candidates on 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 last May after he and his wife moved outside the Raceland-area district. He had been on the board for 10 years.

If no one receives more than half the vote in that race on Saturday, the top two will compete in an April 28 runoff.

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