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Gonzales police chief and mayor win re-election

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Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson and Gonzales Mayor Buddy Arceneaux Gonzales Police Chief Sherman Jackson and Gonzales Mayor Buddy Arceneaux

The voters have spoken in Ascension Parish and two key races were decided in Gonzales.

In a contested race, incumbent Police Chief Sherman Jackson remains in office after capturing more than 56 percent of the vote.

He defeated challengers Duane Carpenter and Glynn LeBlanc.

"To all of my co-workers and to the people here in this room that supported me for the last five years, thank you," Jackson said. "Our mission will remain the same and that's to provide the city of Gonzales with the best police department, the best law enforcement in the state of Louisiana."

The voters in Gonzalez also voted to stick with incumbent Mayor Buddy Arceneaux.

He gets his chance to continue leading the city of Gonzales by earning more than 83 percent of the vote over challenger Jeff White.

"The gratifying thing, of course, is to still be part of Gonzales as it grows today," Arceneaux said. "So, I am very, very happy about that. I'm very happy to say that we've still got a lot of potential here in Gonzales and we're in the best location between Baton Rouge and New Orleans."

Ascension Parish voters also decided on several amendments.

One notable proposed change would have been a half-percent sales tax to be used for road repair in the parish, but it was voted down.

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