Qualifying ends for municipal elections in Concordia Parish
VIDALIA — Friday was the deadline for candidates in Ferriday, Vidalia and Clayton to qualify for 2020 municipal elections and the field is set.
Municipal races on the ballots include Vidalia, Ferriday and Clayton Mayor and Board of Aldermen, the Chief of Police for Vidalia and Clayton and Justice of the Peace in Ferriday.
The primary election is April 4, the general election is May 9 and early voting begins March 21, said Deanna Magoun, deputy clerk.
Below is a list of candidates who qualified to run for offices in Concordia Parish.
Presidential Nominee Democratic Party
Michael Bennet, Joseph R. Biden, Michael R. Bloomberg, Cory Booker, “Pete” Buttigieg, John K. Delaney, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Deval Patrick, Bernard “Bernie” Sanders, “Tom” Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, “Robby” Wells and Andrew Yang.
Presidential Nominee Republican Party
Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente, “Bob” Ely, Matthew John Matern, Donald J. Trump and Bill Weld.
Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace District 1
Justin Conner, Democrat; Charles Gill Jr., no party, and Clifton Smith, Democrat.
Mayor Town of Clayton
Josephine Washington, Democrat, and Wilbert Washington, Independent.
Mayor Town of Ferriday
Gene Allen, Democrat; Glenn Henderson, Democrat; Sherrie Jacobs McMahon, Democrat; and Rydell Turner, Democrat.
Mayor Town of Vidalia
Hyram Copeland, Independent; and “Buz” Craft, Democrat.
Chief of Police Town of Clayton
Bobby L. Madison Sr., Democrat, is unopposed.
Chief of Police Town of Vidalia
Frank Duson Jr., Independent; Arthur K. Lewis, Democrat; “Joey” Merrill, Independent; and “Chris” Stricklin, no party.
Alderman District 1, Town of Vidalia
Rosa Irving Demby, Democrat; and Joseph “BoBo” McCoy, Democrat.
Alderman District 2, Town of Vidalia
Robert Lee Gardner Jr., Democrat; Raymond Murray, Republican; and “Jamie” Walsworth, Republican.
Alderman District A, Town of Ferriday
Brandi Bacon, Democrat; Wayne Roberts, Republican; and Shana “Pouncey” Skipper, Democrat.
Alderman District B, Town of Ferriday
Elijah “Stepper’s” Banks, Democrat; Margaret J. Glasper, Democrat; Devonte “Tay” Schiele, no party; and Ahren Williams, Democrat.
Alderman District C, Town of Ferriday
Sharon Denise “Shanice” Goodman, Democrat; Sandra “Gail” Pryor, Democrat; and Emma “PuPu” Skipper, Democrat.
Alderman District D, Town of Ferriday
Andre J. Keys, Democrat; Patricia “Martin” Williams, Democrat; and Johnnie “Rip” Woodruff, Democrat.
Alderman District E, Town of Ferriday
Essie Green, Democrat; Gloria J. Lloyd, Democrat; and David Turner, Independent.
Aldermen District 3, Town of Vidalia (three to be elected)
Jon Betts, Republican; Sabrina Doré, Republican; “Chris” King, Republican; “Tommy” Probst, Republican; and Brent Smith, Republican.
Aldermen Town of Clayton (five to be elected)
Willie L. “Bill” Evans, Democrat; Shannon Burns Madison, Democrat; and Carl R. Thompson Sr., Independent.