Voters settle six Metro Council seats in Dec. runoffs
BATON ROUGE – Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish settled six East Baton Rouge Metro Council seats that went into runoff elections in November.
With all precincts reporting, Chauna Banks defeated Bones Addison for Metro Council district 2. Banks received 58 percent of the vote (4,973) to Addison’s 42 percent (3,607).
In Metro Council district 5, Erika L. Green defeated opponent Linda Dewy. Green received 58 percent of the vote (5,054) to Dewy’s 42 percent (3,678).
LaMont Cole easily defeated opponent Elvin Sterling for Metro Council seat 7. Cole received 67 percent of the vote (5,536) to Sterling’s 33 percent (2,763).
Metro Council district 9 featured a race between two Republicans. Dwight Hudson defeated Kenneth Perret. Hudson received 58 percent of the vote (6,141) to Perret’s 42 percent (4,518).
Incumbent Tara Wicker defeated her challenger Lorri Burgess for Metro Council district 10. Wicker received 56 percent of the vote (3,292) to Burgess’ 44 percent (2,617).
Republican Barbara Frieberg was elected to the Metro Council district 12, defeating Democrat opponent Ree Carey. Frieberg’s win Saturday means she will have to vacate her seat on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.
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