Voters in Central have elected a new mayor to replace David Barrow. Wade Evans won with 59% of the votes of 7,384. Barrow had 5,065 votes.
Evans has owned a business since 1999. He ran on the grounds that Central needed a change from its current leadership. He is married with three children.
Incumbent Roger Corcoran will remain the police chief in Central.
The win marks the second round for Corcoran as the police chief. Prior to moving to the top cop position in Central, Corcoran was with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office for 34+ years.
“It means we’re moving forward, the city is moving forward. Safety is our top priority for our community and citizens. I pledge to keep our residents and children safe from the bad elements creeping this way. I want to thank all the voters, my family and my staff for all their hard work who helped make this happen,” said Corcoran.