2 in face off for Port Allen mayor
PORT ALLEN - Voters deciding who will serve as Port Allen mayor for the next four years have a choice on the Dec. 8 election ballot between the incumbent and one of his challengers in a previous mayoral election a year ago.
Mayor Roger Bergeron, a Democrat, is once again opposed by Demetric Slaughter, also a Democrat, in next month's runoff election. Bergeron narrowly defeated Slaughter, a 50-year-old ExxonMobil analyst, during a special runoff election for Port Allen mayor Nov. 19, 2011.
The Advocate reports Slaughter heads into December's runoff with momentum after becoming the top vote-getter in the three-candidate Nov. 6 primary election. Slaughter received 1,473 votes, or 46 percent, to Bergeron's 1,229 votes, or 38 percent, a winning margin of 244 votes.