Donaldsonville’s municipal elections are scheduled for November 3 when the next mayor, and five city council seats will be determined. Mayor Leroy Sullivan is seeking a fifth term, first having won election in 2004 when in a five-candidate race which saw him oust incumbent Harold Capello in a runoff with 58% of the vote. Sullivan has never gone unopposed, winning three successive elections with 55%, 54%, and lastly besting Shannon Comery, Sr, with 52% of the vote in 2016.
This time around Sullivan faces two opponents; Travis London (No Party) and Glenn Price (a Democrat as is the incumbent).
Another Republican, former District 2 parish councilman Bill Dawson (who lost that seat in 2019), is seeking the District 5 seat on Donaldsonville City Council. He opposes another former District 2 parish councilman, Thomas “Moose” Pearce (Independent), most recently a highly-placed member of Parish President Kenny Matassa’s administration. Democrat Michael Sullivan, Sr. rounds out the field. (Incumbent Brent Landry is not seeking reelection).
In District 1 incumbent Lauthaught Delaney Sr. is opposed by Russell Gray in a contest between Democrats.
District 2 incumbent, and current Council Chairman Raymond Aucoin faces three opponents; Republican David Hambrick, Kurt Mitchell (No Party), and Democrat Jessica Wade Washington (one of two women on the ballot).
District 3’s incumbent, Reginald Francis, Sr. is opposed by the other female, Shentelle “Lou” Daigle in a battle of Democrats.
Lastly, Charles Brown seeks reelection to District 4 against two opponents. Democrats like Brown, Trevis Fernandez and David Joseph, Jr. qualified for the November 3 election.