By Jennifer Lenain, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
The affidavit ballots changed nothing but the numbers as Picayune officially certified its results.
Tammy Valente still leads incumbent Larry Watkins in the council race in precinct one.
The votes now are, Valente with 182 votes, and Watkins with 168 votes.
They meet for a second primary election on Tuesday, May 21.
Except for precinct one, all the other council races were decided on Tuesday.
The votes in the final count are: Councilman precinct one: Richard Carriere, 32 votes; Glennis M. Neal, Jr. ,78 votes; Tammy Valente, 182 votes; and Larry E. Watkins, 168 votes.
Precinct two: Lynn Bogan Bumpers, 229 votes; and Chris Carter, 78 votes.
Precinct three: Jason Todd Lane, 84 votes; and Janice Miller Stevens, 101 votes.
Precinct five: Brian Goetzman, 124 votes; and Wayne Gouguet 256 votes.
Incumbent Councilman Precinct Four Larry E. Breland ran unopposed.
The city-wide voter turnout was 18.34 percent with 1,445 total votes cast.
The primary runoff with take place on May 21 and the general election is June 4, when incumbent Mayor Ed Pinero will face Democratic challenger Mark Thorman.
Pinero had 931 votes and Democratic challenger Thorman had 240 votes in their respective primaries on Tuesday, though they had no primary opposition.