13 qualify for parish electionsPublished 12:15am Friday, August 17, 2012
VIDALIA — Concordia Parish residents looking to see their names on the Nov. 6 election ballot have until 5 p.m. to qualify with the Clerk of Court’s office.Sharpe
Several familiar names filed qualifying applications Thursday, bringing the total number of residents who qualified to 13.
Ridgecrest Mayor Dwayne Sikes qualified for his current seat and Jeff Johnson qualified for the alderman seat that Sikes vacated when he was appointed mayor in November.
All five seats on the Ferriday Board of Aldermen are open for qualifying, after candidates were halted from qualifying for the spring ballot because the town failed to submit its redistricting plan in time for U.S. Department of Justice approval.
Robert Allen qualified for the district A seat; alderman Elijah “Stepper” Banks and Chris Chatman qualified for the district B seat; alderwoman Gail Pryor qualified for the district C seat; alderman Johnnie Brown qualified for the district D seat; and alderwoman Gloria Lloyd qualified for the district E seat.
Concordia Parish School Board district seats 4B and 5A are open for qualification.
Angela Hayes and Warren Enterkin, who currently serve as the interim members for the district 4B and 5A seats respectively, qualified for the same seats.
Justice of the peace positions in district 1 and district 5B are open for qualification.
Justin Conner and Benja Fussell qualified for the district 1 seat and Tim Charrier qualified for the district 5B seat.
Chief Deputy Clerk of Court Becky Zerby said fees for qualifying vary on each position, but that they must be paid in cash, money order or cashier check.
The Clerk of Court’s office, located in the Concordia Parish courthouse, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.