Posted: Nov 8, 2011 6:01 PM by Mike Steele
Updated: Nov 8, 2011 7:00 PM
LIVINGSTON - The runoff for Livingston Parish president is red-hot. Tonight, there's even a debate over the lack of a debate between the two candidates.
Incumbent Mike Grimmer says he is available anytime, anywhere to talk about issues facing the parish, including economic development and lingering problems tied to hurricane debris removal remain.
"As you know as parish president, you get faced with cameras a lot of times," Grimmer said today. "You get forced with issues where you have to make a decision now."
His opponent, Layton Ricks, says both sides have had six months to fight and debates are not his focus right now.
"It's clear that fighting is what he likes to do. I'm not going there, I made that point, he knows that," Ricks told News 2. "We're not interested. We don't have the time. We've got less than two weeks now to run a campaign."
Both say it's important for people to get out and vote in the runoff, due to the growth in Livingston Parish.