Two Alderman have been elected in Louisiana’s partisan elections before the races have even occurred. Randall Hayes and Michael Riffe are both Libertarian Party candidates for villages in Winn Parish, Louisiana. In each case, three Alderman are to be elected in the upcoming elections and only three candidates have filed, so the Libertarian Party candidates are to be elected by default.
Randall Hayes is a longtime third party activist and reader here at the Independent Political Report. He has previously run for Congress in District 6 in Louisiana as a Constitution Party candidate and then as the Libertarian Party’s candidate for US Senate in Louisiana in 2010, defeating Anthony “Tony G” Gentile in the Libertarian Party primary (primaries have since been phased out in Louisiana due to the jungle primary). Hayes will serve in the Village of Atlanta.
Michael Riffe is currently serving a term as Alderman in the Village of Sikes. However, he switched his registration to the Libertarian Party. Only two candidates filed for the three positions, so Riffe will automatically be re-elected. Thanks to State Chairman Reed Ebarb for the news.