Early voting figures are in for Democratic, Republican primary election
Published 8:07 pm Tuesday, March 1, 2022
In some the races for early voting closer to home, we have:
State Rep District 22
Democratic candidate Joseph Paul Trahan has 50.79% of the early vote with Christian “Manuel” Hayes coming with 40.53% and Lisa C. Weber at 8.68%.
There is one Republican candidate, Jacobin Randle. He will face the Democratic winner in November.
Justice the Peace Pct. 2
This race has the two Democratic candidates neck and neck with Joseph L. Guillory II with 50.53% of the vote and incumbent Marc DeRouen with 49.47%. A total of 13 early votes separates the two.
There is no Republican candidates and whoever wins the Democratic spot wins the seat.
County Commissioner Pct. 2
There are three Republican candidates with the early vote set almost equally between the trio.
Cary Erickson came in with 35.48% followed closely by Alex rupee with 34.45% and Shaun Miller with 30.08%
The winner will face off in November against the lone Democratic candidate, Julia Rodriguez.
County Constable, Pct. 8
Three Democratic candidates are vying for this unexpired term. Gene Winston is in the lead with 62.22%, Ken Gunner has 29.75% and Patricia Mendez-Cockrell has 8.02%.
There is no Republican candidate in this race.
Polls closed Tuesday at 7 p.m.
According to information from the Jefferson County Clerk’s Office, Election Division there was a 13.15% voter turnout for the Primary election. A total of 19,320 ballots were cast and there are 146,956 registered voters in the county.