THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN, AND THEY SAID, NUNGESSEROct 5th, 2010 | By Frank McCormack | Category: top story
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser was easily elected to a second term in office Oct. 2, winning a whopping 70.1 percent of the vote.
The outcome of the race was all but decided when early voting ballots were reported shortly after polls closed at 8 p.m. Of the 2,823 early voting ballots cast, Nungesser won a full 80 percent of those votes. The lead from the early voting ballots – which accounted for 37 percent of all votes cast – was too much for Nungesser’s opponents, Amos Cormier Jr. and Benny Rousselle, to overcome.
And support for Nungesser came from all parts of the parish. Nungesser won handedly in all districts, except for in Cormier’s hometown of Port Sulphur. In District 6, Cormier garnered 117 more votes than Nungesser.
With the election night celebration underway, Nungesser thanked voters for their support and committed to working with the incoming council.
“The people spoke. It’s time for a real change in Plaquemines,” Nungesser said. “I welcome [the new council] to work as a team.”
For full election results, pick up a copy of the October 5th issue of The Plaquemines Gazette today!