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Qualifying closes for Oct. 9 election

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Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 7:42 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 19, 2021 at 4:49 PM CDT
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CENTRAL LOUISIANA, La. (KALB) - Qualifying for the October 9 election has closed.

In Rapides Parish, one police jury position is up for grabs. Dorris Perry is currently filling that seat after her husband, Scott Perry, passed away while in office. He served eight terms. So far, only two candidates have qualified for the Police Jury I position, Jay Scott and June Johnson Davis.

“I want to make change in the community. I want the community to grow,” said Scott.

“I can really serve the people. I’ve got a lifetime of experience, experiences that will help me better serve the people,” said Davis.

The Alexandria City Council District 4 seat is also on the ballot. Catherine Davidson currently holds that seat, she was appointed after Councilman Harry Silver stepped down. Davidson, “Quint” Carriere, Michael T. Couteter Jr. and Elizabeth “Lizzie” Felter have qualified for this position.

“Campaigning is a lot different than just being appointed and being able to get right to work, but I can balance that,” said Davidson.

Two alderman seats are up for grabs as well in Boyce and Cheneyville. Candidates Peggy Brew and Fidelia J. Grayer qualified for the Boyce position on Wednesday, July 14. Ruby Crawford, Terry Daigrepont Sr. and Marilyn Hayward-Jones have qualified for the town of Cheneyville so far.

Avoyelles Parish

Grant Parish

Vernon Parish

Only residents of these districts are able to vote in these elections. Early voting begins on September 25.

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