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Will there be a Vermilion Parish School Board meeting?

There is a school board meeting tonight and everyone wants to know, “What school board members are going to show up to attend the meeting?”
The school board meeting gets underway at 6 p..m. in the Charles Campbell Annex Building.
The public is invited.
At a committee meeting on Monday, four school board members left the meeting room before any meeting took place.
School board members Laura LeBeouf, Sara Duplechain, Kibbie Pillette and David Dupuis left the annex building after seeing superintendent Jerome Puyau at the meeting.

Vermilion Parish School Board race heads to Dec. 8 runoff

While Tuesday’s election day secured winners in races for three seats on the Vermilion Parish School Board, another is going in to overtime.
There will be a runoff for the School Board’s District D seat. That election will be held on Dec. 8.
Reaching the runoff after Tuesday’s voting are incumbent Stacy Landry and challenger Dale Stelly.

Newly elected Erath Mayor Taylor Mencacci (left), and newly elected aldermen Jason Connor (middle) and Scott Bernard go over the voting totals that they track of during the election on Tuesday.

New mayor plans to run Erath like a business

ERATH — Taylor Mencacci is a businessman, and he plans to run the town of Erath as a business.
Mencacci is the new mayor of Erath, beating long-time Erath politician John Earl LeBlanc. LeBlanc had been the mayor for one term but had been an alderman for 20-plus years before.
Mencacci, 36, has a full-time job in New Iberia. He is an administrator of Ambulatory Service Center. He manages 20 people at his day job. He plans to use his day-job managing skills to operate the town of Erath.

Carl Toups

Toups ready to serve as Justice of the Peace in Ward 1

Carl Toups joined the race for Justice of the Peace in Ward 1 because he wanted to be able to help the people of his community.
A majority of the people in the Ward 1 community, which covers the Erath area, agreed that Toups is the right person for the job.
In a three-man race, Toups received 58 percent (1,906) of the 3,289 votes. Chris Langlinais finished second, with 30 percent (987 votes). Brian Richard received 396 votes (12 percent).

Bob Hensgens

Vermilion Parish voters help Hensgens win District 26 Senate seat

Bob Hensgens will be heading to the Louisiana Senate. The longtime Vermilion Parish Representative won the District 26 Senate Seat after Tuesday’s win over Jerry Gaspard and Jean Menard. Hensgens will move to Senate when Sen. Jonathan Perry, who will be joining the Third Circuit Court of Appeal, steps down in December.

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