[StBernard] Stephens, Landry in runoff for St. Bernard sheriff's post
westley at da-parish.com
Mon Oct 22 09:25:29 EDT 2007
Stephens, Landry in runoff for St. Bernard sheriff's post
by The Times-Picayune
Sunday October 21, 2007, 12:25 AM
In an bitterly fought race, St. Bernard Sheriff Jack Stephens and challenger
Larry Landry will meet in a runoff. Stephens has been sheriff since 1984,
according to complete but unofficial returns.
Stephens and Landry spent most of their time and money beating up each
other, rarely paying much attention to opponents Emile Pellittieri and Kirt
Arnold, who finished third and fourth in the balloting.
In many ways, the sheriff's race was a mirror to the 2003 election -- which
Stephens won by a scant 115 votes -- with Landry questioning Stephens'
parish residency and Stephens loudly reminding voters that the state Supreme
Court had formally suspended Landry from his justice of the peace post in
36 of 36 precincts
Jack Stephens-D, 5,276 votes, 46 percent
Larry Landry-N, 4,775 votes, 42 percent
Emile Pellittieri-R, 907 votes, 8 percent
Kirt Arnold-D, 507 votes, 4 percent
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