Gauff takes District A councilman-at-large race

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 2, 2011

LAPLACE — With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Lucien Gauff III has defeated Donnie Roybiskie in the race for the St. John the Baptist Parish District A councilman-at-large seat.

Gauff garnered 64 percent of the vote on an election day when an estimated 11.9 percent of qualified registered voters made it to the polls. He amasses 1,076 votes to Roybiskie’s 613.

Gauff will hold the seat vacated by Richard “Dale” Wolfe when he resigned to become executive director of the parish housing authority. He will only be serving the remainder of Wolfe’s term, however, and will face another election in October, should he decide to run again.

Division A covers the west bank of St. John Parish as well as Garyville, Reserve and the western portion of LaPlace. About 14,000 registered voters live in Division A.