Runoff for Mandeville mayor’s seat

Runoff election scheduled for August 15

Thomas Perumean
July 12, 2020 - 5:38 am
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Last night’s primary has produced two candidates for the top job in the city of Mandeville. 

Laure Sica and Clay Madden are the two remaining candidates for the position.

Sica captured 32% of the vote, Madden took in 29%. 

Third candidate Michael Blanche also nabbed 29%, but came up 12 votes short of Madden according to the Secretary of State’s office. 

"It's one down, one to go...I'm ready to get up tomorrow and go back to work to show that the clear choice in the runoff is me," she told the Times-Picayune/New Orleans Advocate. "I think we can win this race and put the platform I ran on into action and give Mandeville the responsible, accountable and transparent government they deserve."

Madden, who pulled ahead of Blanche in the final precincts, thanked those who had faith in him, "It's about commitment," he said. "I'm committed to Mandeville; I'm raising my kids here, just like I was raised here."

Madden and Sica will meet in debates in the next five weeks along with forums to introduce themselves to voters. 

Initially there were five candidates looking to succeed Donald Villere, who has served since 2010 and is being termed out. 

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