Lafayette voters elect mayor-president, City Council District 1 member | #citycouncil

Voters chose Monique Blanco Boulet over incumbent Josh Guillory in a close race for Lafayette Parish mayor-president in the runoff election Saturday.

Boulet defeated Guillory 52% to 48% (22,134 votes to 22,867 votes). Boulet served as the CEO of the Acadiana Planning Commission and led the Acadiana Rural Fiber-to-the-Home Initiative

In October’s general election, Guillory received 40% of the vote, Boulet received 34% and Jan Swift received 26%. Guillory and Boulet, both Republicans, advanced to Saturday’s runoff.

Here’s how the other two local run-off races turned out:

Lafayette City Council District 1

Democrat Elory Broussard defeated Republican Melissa Matthieu-Robichaux 61% to 39% (2,633 votes to 1,663 votes) for the Lafayette City Council District 1 seat. Broussard served as District 3 school board representative for nine years and is set to replace councilman Patrick Lewis.

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