ELECTION RESULTS: Guillory will be Calcasieu’s next sheriff

Published 10:40 pm Saturday, October 14, 2023

There’s a new sheriff in town.

Calcasieu Parish voters hit the polls on Saturday to name Gary “Stitch” Guillory, no party, as their next sheriff.

Guillory started as a 21-year-old rookie for the Westlake Police Department and, at the time of the election, is chief deputy to Sheriff Tony Mancuso. He has served a total of 40 years in law enforcement.

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Guillory received 60 percent of the vote with 24,851 votes.

Les Blanchard, a Republican, came in second with 28.41 percent of votes. Other candidates included Dustan Abshire, Elizabeth Gray Carrier, Bradley Moss and Mike Reid.