DeSoto Parish residents went to the polls Saturday and cleaned house. Incumbent mayors running for re-election were turned down outright or forced into a runoff.
According to the unofficial vote count from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, DeSoto Police Juror from District 4D, Thomas Jones gathered the most votes in a three man race. Jones got 43% of the vote. Incumbent John Mayweather, Sr. came in second with 34%. And Joseph Hall, Jr. gathered 23% of the vote.
Challenger Ken Kaffka took the Mayor’s office in Stonewall. Kaffka gathered 58% of the vote to Mayor Randy Rodgers’ 42%.
And Longstreet Mayor Wanda Sue Lewis Fields lost to challenger Connie Jackson. Jackson overwhelmed Fields with 67% of votes cast.
Results from the four Alderman races in Mansfield show one incumbent victorious and one defeated. Christopher Washington Thomas, representing District B won. Kevin Campbell lost his District E seat. Districts C & D had newcomers and in District C Vicki Jackson won. In District D Antonio Washington was elected.
In the multi-parish Judge Court of Appeal race, Erin Leigh Waddell Garrett polled 57% of the ballots cast in DeSoto Parish while Craig Marcotte got 43% of the vote. District wide with all precincts reported, Marcotte had 58% to Waddell Garrett’s 42%. So Marcotte was elected to the Court of Appeal.
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