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Three Webster Parish Police Jury seats to see new faces

by Minden Press-Herald

Three new faces will be seen on the Webster Parish Police Jury next year; however, one is still undecided.

In district 12, the seat of the late Charlie Walker, Dustin Moseley and Rebecca Shelley-Sherrard will face off in November in a runoff. Sherrard says she appreciates everyone’s support.

“I knew it was going to be a close race,” she said. “I would just like to thank everyone who supported me and look forward to the upcoming race.”

Dustin Moseley says he’s looking forward to serving his district if elected.

“I’d just like to say thank you to the ones who voted for me,” he said. “For those who didn’t, I’ll work just as hard for them as the ones who did.”

Sherrard got 260 votes, and Moseley received 309. The two other candidates George Fuller and Bryan Langford received 122 and 39 votes respectively.

In district 8, Nick Cox and Harper Edwards faced off, with Cox bringing in just a little more than 100 votes to take the win.

“Thank you for your confidence in me,” Cox said. “I plan on working hard and this is a great opportunity. I really appreciate all the ones who supported me and I’m here for everybody.”

Edwards says he appreciates the support from the community.

“I’ve had a good experience and enjoyed meeting everyone in the community,” he said. “I’ve met an awful lot of people and I’m glad that I did this.”

Cox received 471 votes, and Edwards received 351.

In district 5, Bernard Hudson took the seat by a narrow vote, 51 percent, and he says his goal is for the community in the district and the parish know who their police jury is and what they do.

“When I’ve been campaigning in our district, most people didn’t know our police juryman,” he said. “They don’t know what the police jury does. I want to get input from the people, and then we’ll know what’s going on.”

Incumbent Perry Kirkland could not be reached for comment.

Hudson received 373 votes while Kirkland received 353.

In district 4, incumbent Randy Thomas will continue to serve for the next four years. He could not be reached for comment by press time, and his opponent Bruce Compton says Thomas is a good man.

“After I talked to Mr. Randy, I feel like the people can go to him with the same questions they could have come to me with,” Compton said. “I’m going to call him more myself. This time, even with me running, it gave the people of our district a chance to meet both of us.”

Thomas received 407 votes while Compton received 81.

In district 6, incumbent Jim Bonsall garnered 688 votes to Ronnie Sale who brought in 323 votes. In district 9, incumbent Jerri Lee will retain her seat. She beat her opponent Beverly “Debbie” Kennon by five votes. Lee received 340 votes to Kennon’s 335 votes.

Runoffs will be in November.

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