There will be two runoff races in April based on complete but unofficial election returns from Saturday’s elections in Evangeline Parish.
The weather was beautiful but the turnout was extremely light for the statewide presidential preference primary election.
In the Village of Chataignier, Jackie Malveaux Thomas was the top vote getter for the race for mayor with 92 votes and will be facing Alton Thomas Jr. who received 62 votes. Candidate J.C. Jack got 41 votes.
For Alderman in the Village of Chataignier, Nicholas Papillion was elected Alderman with 111 votes and opponent Marcus Tony Calvin received 68 votes.
In the Village of Turkey Creek, Brad Wilson was the top vote getter with 52 votes and will be going in a runoff with Russell Moose Evans who got 45 votes. Brittany Hebert received 25 votes.
For the Presidential Preference Primary in Evangeline Parish, in the Democratic Party, Barack Obama was the top vote getter wirh 5925 votes followed by John Wolfe with 2532 votes,, Darcy Richardson with 1281 votes and Bob Ely with 1121 votes.
In the Republican race, Rick Santorum received the most votes with 4575 votes followed by Mitt Romney with 1431 votes, Newt Gingrich with 1411 votes,, Ron Paul with 40 votes, Buddy Roemer with 6 votes, Rick Perry with 6 votes, Jon Huntsman and Michele Bachman with one vote each.