Barry Plaisance was elected Lockport mayor Tuesday.
Plaisance, 42, a Republican, received a four-way race towards City Councilmen Gary Acosta and Ernest Boudreaux and former Mayor Ed Reinhardt .
Reinhardt, who served because the city’s mayor since 2016, resigned last year amid allegations he sexually harassed an employee. The City Council appointed former Mayor Paul Champagne to function interim mayor till the particular election was held.
This is how the vote went Tuesday, in accordance with full however unofficial outcomes: Plaisance, 515 votes or 58%; Reinhardt, 234 votes or 26%; Acosta, 92 votes or 10%; Boudreaux, 52 votes or 6%.
About 57% of the city’s 1,574 voters forged ballots.
Plaisance is the proprietor and operator of Yard Man Garden Providers. He was elected to the Lafourche College Board’s District 10 seat in 2019. He additionally served in an appointed publish on the Lafourche Parish Sport and Fish Fee from 2017 to 2018.
In his run for mayor, Plaisance acquired the endorsement of Lafourche Parish President Archie Chaisson.
Election Outcomes:See full results from the Nov. 8 primary election in Louisiana here
Acosta, 72, an impartial, is retired from oilfield positions and was elected city councilman in 2020.
Reinhardt, a Republican and retired common contractor, served as Lockport mayor from 2016 by way of Nov. 15, 2021.
Boudreaux, a Republican and former Lockport police chief, was elected to the City Council in 2020.