Qualifying had a new look on Wednesday as candidates and others wore masks. Qualifying for the Nov. 3 election continues through Friday at the Delta Grand on Market Street in Opelousas. From left are Link Savoie, Judge Gerard Caswell, Judge Terry Hoychick and Chad Pitre. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)
Qualifying begins with local races taking shape
OPELOUSAS — Candidates at qualifying that began Wednesday seemed to be obeying the mandate to wear masks.
Masks are requested of those entering the Delta Grand building on Market Street in Opelousas where qualifying for the Nov. 3 election began.
Most local offices up for election had drawn qualifiers by 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Qualifying will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
St. Landry Parish offices and qualifying fees are:
District attorney, $450; District judge (Division A, B, C), $600; Opelousas and Eunice city judges, $150; Opelousas and Eunice city marshals, $150; constables and justices of the peace, $150; Town of Washington mayor, $80; and Sunset alderman District 4.
The deadline to register to vote in person or by mail is Oct. 5.
The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 13.
Early voting is Oct. 20-27 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 25) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
The deadline to request an absentee by mail ballot is Oct. 30 by 4:30 p.m. You can request an absentee by mail ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office (other than military and overseas voters).
The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted mail ballot is Nov. 2 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).
Qualifiers in Nov. 3 elections scheduled in St. Landry Parish include the following. The list from the secretary of state’s website is unofficial and was obtained at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The list does not includes constable and justice of the peace.
U. S. Senator
John Paul Bourgeois, No Party, 337 Bookmeade Dr. Gretna, LA 70056, Other, 504-323-4756, Male.
U. S. Representative 3rd Congressional District
“Rob” Anderson, Democrat, 320 E. Napoleon St., #167 Sulphur, LA 70663, White, 337-335-0299, Male.
U. S. Representative 4th Congressional District
“Mike” Johnson, Republican, 5029 Willow Chase Dr. Benton, LA 71006, White, Male.
Ryan Trundle, Democrat, 333 Texas St., Ste. 1309 Shreveport, LA 71101, White, 318-666-8393, Male.
U. S. Representative 5th Congressional District
Sandra “Candy” Christophe, Democrat, 7571 Hwy. 1 South Alexandria, LA 71302, Black, 318-487-8178, Female.
Lance Harris, Republican, 5503 C John Eskew Dr. Alexandria, LA 71303, White, 318-445-2814, Male.
“Matt” Hasty, Republican, 1927 Susek Dr. Pineville, LA 71360, White, 912-271-0543, Male.
Martin Lemelle Jr., Democrat, 105 Pelican Blvd. Ruston, LA 71270, Black, 318-373-3770, Male.
District Judge 27th Judicial District Court, ES 1, Div. C
Ledricka Johnson-Thierry, Democrat, P.O. Box 2418 Opelousas, LA 70571, Black225-202-0424, Female.
LaDonte A. Murphy, Democrat, 437 Rodeo Dr. Opelousas, LA 70570, Black, 337-308-0848. Male
District Judge 27th Judicial District Court, ES 2, Div. A
Gregory J. Doucet, Democrat, 223 S. Main St. Opelousas, LA 70570, White, 337-948-3500, Male.
District Judge 27th Judicial District Court, ES 3, Div. D
District Judge 27th Judicial District Court, ES 4, Div. B
Gerard Caswell, Democrat, 451 North 6th St. Eunice, LA 70535, White, 337-948-0586, Male.
District Attorney 27th Judicial District Court
Charles Cravins, Democrat, P. O. Box 506 Opelousas, LA 70571, Black, 337-948-3041, Male.
Chad P. Pitre, Republican, P.O. Box 182 Washington, LA 70589, White, 337-942-8587, Male.
City Judge City Court, City of Eunice
“Terry” Hoychick, Republican, 154 Ethel St. Eunice, LA 70535, White, 337-457-9331, Male.
City Judge City Court, City of Opelousas
Shaunn Caillier-Harden, Democrat, 715 Judson Walsh Dr. Opelousas, LA 70570, Black, 337-351-0973, Female.
Hazel Coleman-Chavis, Democrat, P.O. Box 1943 Opelousas, LA 70571, Black, 337-532-8273, Female.
City Marshal City Court, City of Eunice
Terry J. Darbonne, Democrat, 1250 Phillip Ave. Eunice, LA 70535, White, 337-305-0353, Male.
City Marshal City Court, City of Opelousas
Paul Mouton, Democrat, 234 Anita Dr. Opelousas, LA 70570, Black, 337-945-7609, Male.