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St. John Election Night Results: Nghana Lewis, Sterling Snowdy elected to 40th Judicial District Court

LAPLACE — Nghana Lewis was elected to Division B of the 40th Judicial District Court Tuesday night. She will fill the seat previously held by E. Jeffrey Perilloux, who recently resigned from the bench following a conviction of three felony counts of indecent behavior and one misdemeanor count of sexual battery. Lewis received 50.09 percent of the vote and defeated challenger Leandre Millet, who received 42.94 percent of the vote.

Judge Sterling Snowdy will maintain his Division C seat in the 40th Judicial Court for another six-year term. He obtained 51 percent of the vote with 4,428 votes. The next highest vote-getter in the Division C race was Eric Carter with 30.81 percent of the vote.

The Division A seat will be filled by Vercell Fiffie, who ran uncontested in this election. He will fill the seat of the departing Judge Madeline Jasmine.

The race for Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal, Second District, Division A, will have to move to a run-off election, as none of the three candidates achieved 50 percent of the vote. Incumbent Jude Gravois led with 45.43 percent of the vote (12,939 total votes) across 66 districts. Sharrolyn Jackson Miles had 35.12 percent of the vote, and Robert Snyder Jr. had 19.45 percent of the vote.

Soon after the closing of polling places at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, the office of Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin began posting results for all races throughout the state.  All races below have 100 percent of absentee votes counted and all precincts reporting (except where noted).

Local ballots also included justice of the peace and constable elections.

Election Results – Local races only 

District Judge – 40th Judicial District Court, ES 1, Div. B 

  • Nghana Lewis (DEM) 50.09 percent –  3,116 votes 
  • Leandre Millet (DEM) 42.94 percent –  2,671 votes 
  • “Jeff” Perilloux (NOPTY) 6.98 percent –  434 votes 

District Judge – 40th Judicial District Court, ES 3, Div. C 

  • Eric Carter (DEM) – 30.81 percent – 2,675 votes 
  • Dashawn Hayes (DEM) – 18.19 percent – 1,579 votes 
  • Sterling Snowdy (DEM) – 51.00 percent – 4,428 votes 

 

Justice of the Peace – Justice of the Peace District 3 

  • Ferdinand Wallace, Jr. (DEM) 50.63 percent –  1,131 votes 
  • Mala Toney Taylor (DEM) 49.37 percent –  1,103 votes 

 

Justice of the Peace – Justice of the Peace District 4 

  • Alfreda DeVare (DEM) 40.66 percent –  1,271 votes 
  • Terry Toney-Jones (DEM)59.34 percent –  1,855 votes
     

Constable – Justice of the Peace District 2 

  • Ronald Frank (DEM) – 55.10 percent – 854 votes 
  • Barry Ellis, Sr. (DEM) 44.90 percent – 696 votes 

 

Constable – Justice of the Peace District 3 

  • Gabrielle McKarry (DEM) – 50.51 percent –  1,136 votes 
  • Matthew Maurin (DEM)49.49 percent –  1,113 votes 

 

Constable – Justice of the Peace District 4 

  • Michael Green, Jr. (DEM) – 72.44 percent – 2,437 votes 
  • Russel Landeche, Sr. (REP) – 27.56 percent –  927 votes 

 

Constable – Justice of the Peace District 6 

  • Janice McClain Mitchell (DEM) – 69.69 percent – 3,645 votes 
  • Williette Wallace (DEM) – 30.31 percent –  1,585 votes 

 

Constable – Justice of the Peace District 7 

  • Keith “Mike” Bourgeois (REP) – 58.92 percent –  1,697 votes 
  • Tyren Snyder (DEM) – 41.08 percent –  1,183 votes