SABINE PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Sabine Parish Sheriff Ronny Richardson has lost his bid for reelection.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Republican Aaron Mitchell beat out the incumbent in Saturday’s election, with 62% of the vote to Richardson’s 38%.
In a Facebook post Saturday night, Richardson congratulated Mitchell, saying, “His hard campaigning paid off. Not being the Sheriff will not keep me from still being here to help this parish in any way that I can. I wish Aaron much success, I’ve had a great and blessed career. Now I get my life back and Aaron inherits this headache. Thanks to all who supported me in the past. Now lets get some sleep and be ready to attend the church of your choice in the morning.”
Also in Sabine Parish Saturday, Republican Chris Tidwell won the race for Assessor, with 62% of the vote over Democrat Carroll Ellzey.
In the Sabine Police Juror races, Republican Charles “Charlie” Brown won District 3 with 54% of the vote to Republican James Murphy’s 46%, and “Jeff Gilligan” Davidson won District 5 with 56%.