Johnny Berthelot elected to Gonzales Council after opponent withdrew

Johnny Berthelot (l) with former city councilman/Ascension Parish President Kenny Matass (file photo)

Johnny Berthelot, whose career in government began as an Alderman in the City of Gonzales followed by 24 years as mayor, then eight years in Louisiana’s House of Representatives, will return to Gonzales City Council.  Former city councilman and failed mayoral candidate (2016) Terance Irvin withdrew from the race yesterday, the last day to do so.

Berthelot is an Independent, a switch from his eight year dalliance with the Republican Party after decades as a Democrat.