Lafourche Parish President race close, run-off looks likely

It’s close, but it looks like the Lafourche Parish President race is heading toward a run-off.

With 15 percent of the precincts reporting and 100 percent of absentee ballots in, Archie Chaisson III is in the lead with 41 percent of the votes (4,726 votes) of 11,391 ballots cast. 

Trailing Chaisson is Luci Sposito with 36 percent of the votes (4,111). Joe Fertiitta has 22 percent of the vote. 

Pundits have widely speculated that this race would be a run-off before the election.