Zachary voters will have to head back to the polls as both the police chief and mayoral races did not get over 50% of the votes for any one candidate.
David McDavid will have to take on Francis Nezianya after McDavid walked away with 3,497 or 45% of the votes. Nezianya had 2,738 votes or 35%.
McDavid spent nearly 40 years in law enforcement before deciding to run for the top position in the city of Zachary. McDavid started in law enforcement when he was 18 years old. The last nearly 11 years, he spent as the police chief for Zachary Police.
Zenianya is a councilman in Zachary oand hoping to become mayor. He’s been on the council for 16 years and served as mayor pro tem as well. He’s a businessman of 28 years and has been married over 30 years.
Meanwhile, his empty seat for police chief is also headed to a run off between be Darryl “Schuster” Lawrence, Sr. and Justin Nevels.
It was a tight race between the two with Lawrence taking in 2,256 or 29% of the votes and Nevels claiming 2,080 or 27% of the votes, a difference of 176 votes.
The run-off is on Dec. 10th, 2022.