Qualifying for Nov. 8th Primary Election Underway – Who’s Qualified So Far?

The following is important information for the Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, Open Congressional Primary Election:

  • The qualifying period for candidates ends July 22nd. Local and municipal candidates qualify with the Winn Parish Clerk of Court Chesney Creel Chandler, located at 119 W. Main St. Room 103 Winnfield, LA 71483 (for office hours call 318-628-3515). Federal and state candidates qualify in the executive offices of Secretary of State, Kyle Ardoin at 8585 Archives Ave. in Baton Rouge between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Qualifying fees must be paid in the form of cash; certified or cashier’s check on a state or national bank or credit union; U.S. postal money order; or money order issued by a state or national bank or credit union and must be accompanied by the qualifying form.
  • The deadline to register to vote in person, by mail or at the OMV Office is Oct. 11.
  • The deadline to register to vote through the GeauxVote Online Registration System is Oct. 18.
  • Early voting is from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 30) from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Nov. 4 by 4:30 p.m (other than military and overseas voters). You can request an absentee ballot online through our Voter Portal or in writing through your Registrar of Voters Office.
  • The deadline for a registrar of voters to receive a voted absentee ballot is Nov. 7 by 4:30 p.m. (other than military and overseas voters).
  • On election day, the polls are open from 6 a.m.-8 p.m.

Qualified thru 7/21/22:

U.S. Senator (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Beryl A. Billiot No Party Am Ind Male
Gary Chambers Jr. Democrat Black Male
“Xan” John Other White Male
John Kennedy (Incumbent) Republican White Male
W. Thomas La Fontaine Olson No Party Other Not Listed
Bradley McMorris Independent White Male
MV “Vinny” Mendoza Democrat Hispanic Male
“Luke” Mixon Democrat White Male
Salvador P. Rodriguez Democrat Hispanic Male
Syrita Steib Democrat Black Female
Thomas Wenn Other Other Male

U.S. Representative 5th Congression District (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Hunter Pullen Republican White Male

Member of School Board District 1 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Lacy McManus No Party White Female
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 2 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Harry Scott (Incumbent currently serving 1st term) No Party Black Male
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 3 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Amber Cox No Party Black Female
Latasha Wilson No Party Black Female
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 4 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Michelle Carpenter (Incumbent currently serving 2nd term) Democrat Black Female
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 5 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Christy Harrell (Incumbent currently serving 4th term) No Party White Female
“Steve” Vines Republican White Male
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 6 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Michael Riffe (Incumbent currently serving 1st term) Libertarian White Male
Carnesha Willis Democrat Black Female
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 7 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Joe Llaine Long (Incumbent currently serving 3rd term) Republican White Female
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 8 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
No Candidates
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 9 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Kenyetta Booker No Party Black Female
“Pat” Howell Republican White Male
Dan Taylor Republican White Male
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 10 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Joe Lynn Browning (Incumbent currently serving 8th term) Republican White Male
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Member of School Board District 11 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
“Lance” Underwood Republican White Male
RS 17:60.4 C. School Board Term Limits: each member of the school board who, at the end of a term of office on the board, will have served as a member of the board for more than two and one-half terms in three consecutive terms, such service being during terms that began on or after January 1, 2014, shall not be elected to the board for the succeeding term. http://legis.la.gov/legis/Law.aspx?d=814843

Justice of the Peace Justice of the Peace Ward 8 (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
No Candidates

Mayor Village of Calvin (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Fredrick Bonnette Republican White Male
“Jeff” Canerday (Incumbent) No Party White Male

Police Chief Village of Dodson (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Daniel Hagan (Incumbent) Republican White Male
Waymon Scott Wallace No Party White Male

Aldermen Village of Atlanta (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
No Candidates

Aldermen Village of Calvin (3 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
“Ronnie” Abels (Incumbent) No Party White Male
Bobby D. Canerday (Incumbent) No Party White Male

Aldermen Village of Dodson (3 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Waymon Payne (Incumbent) Republican White Male
Karla Shively (Incumbent) Republican White Female
Donald Gail Waddle Republican White Female

Aldermen Village of Sikes (1 to be elected)

Name Party Race Gender
Beth Duperron Republican White Female


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