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Brusly mayoral race clean so far


Incumbent Mayor Joey Normand is facing opposition for only the second time since he has been in office.

The three-term mayor is challenged by 39-year-old Rusty Daigle, who is making his first foray into politics.

The 2,586 residents of the West Baton Rouge Parish town get to decide if they want a new mayor or stay the course they are on now.

"I'm a lifelong resident of Brusly," says Rusty Daigle. "I went to Brusly High school, went on to LSU to get my bachelor of science degree. I've always had an interest in politics and so I think as mayor of Brusly, it's of the utmost importance that our residents, our constituents that elect us to office, that they get a voice. A voice that's heard."

Mayor Joey Normand says he's a full-time mayor in a part-time position. He says the job is more of a public service because the pay of $2,000 dollars a month is now why he serves. He says he's got a great group of employees.

"I have an excellent staff of people and I don't want to break the team up," says Normand. "I could do something else, but I feel the leadership that I bring, plus the people that I've gathered and the businesslike manner we run the town is a good thing."

Unlike other Louisiana politics this race has been clean and the candidates have been well behaved. "It's been a very positive campaign, "says Daigle. "The residents have been very receptive to my platform and I've enjoyed it."

The election is November 6th.

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