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In rare occurrence, race appears on ballot 4 times in past year

Larry Spencer and Kent Mayeux (Source: WAFB) Larry Spencer and Kent Mayeux (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

There is a race in this election that voters have cast ballots on four times in the last year.

Unless you live under a rock, chances are you know these name coming to a ballot near you this weekend: Mary Landrieu, Bill Cassidy, Edwin Edwards, Garrett Graves. But, what about Kent Mayeux or Larry Spencer?

Many people will be voting for justice of the peace again. It is the fourth time in 13 months that they will vote for it.

In a rare set of circumstances, the first one was a special election to finish a term, then there was a runoff for that, then the regular election and now is a runoff for that.

Larry Spencer has been in all four elections and is the current justice of the peace.

"With the experience now that I have, with the education that I have, both as a college degree person and somebody with seminary training, I have more than the skills that it takes to do an enormously good job with the office of justice of the peace," Spencer said.

His opponent is Kent Mayeux. This is his first go 'round.

"I have just always had the desire to run for political office," Mayeux said. "I've worked with the state and district attorney's office and I haven't been able to get involved with politics. But now that I have my private practice, I decided it was time."

Depending on where you live, look for these two on your ballot this Saturday.

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