Mike Nerren won the right to wear the robes of retired 26th Judicial District Judge Bruce Bolin in a runoff election Saturday with fellow Republican Whit Graves.
Final unofficial count in Bossier and Webster parishes put Nerren as the winner by less than 1,000 votes. Nerren garnered 7,390 to Graves' 6,412.
Nerren led in Webster Parish all night, and with all 61 precincts reporting, he won the parish with 2,582 votes to Graves' 1,870.
In Bossier Parish, Graves led most of the night, but when all 86 precincts were in, Nerren pulled ahead to carry that parish by 4,808 votes to Graves' 4,542 – less than 300 votes.
Jeremy Robinson will retain his badge as top law enforcement in the Town of Sibley.
Robinson, the incumbent, won a run-off with challenger Frank Chanler. Only 28 votes separated the two, with Robinson coming out on top 176 votes (54 percent) to 148 (46 percent).
Dexter Turner will remain Cullen mayor after beating Terrell Mendenhall by 31 votes. With both precincts reporting, Turner garnered 160 votes or 55 percent of the vote to Mendenhall's 129 votes or 45 percent.
Springhill residents approved collection of 6 mills over 10 years for Springhill Fire Protection District #11 in a close race. Those voting YES were 243, or 52 percent to NO votes of 220 or 48 percent.