Qualifying for political offices has opened across the state of Louisiana.

Here in Lafayette Parish, there are several races that people are taking an interest in.

The job of Lafayette's Mayor/President is up for grabs after incumbent Joel Robideaux announced he will not be running again.

The following candidates have signed up to run for the seat:

  • Carlee Alm-Labar
  • Simone Champagne
  • Josh Guillory
  • Carlos Harvin
  • Nancy Marcotte

When it comes to the new council seats in Lafayette, there are five city council seats that are up for grabs. The following people have qualified:

City Council District One:

  • John Ford
  • Pat Lewis
  • Mark Pope
  • Sarah Gauthier Roy
  • Matthew Sias Jr.

City Council District Two:

  • Bruce Conque
  • Andre "Andy" Naquin

City Council District Three:

  • Elizabeth W. Hebert
  • James Noriega

City Council District Four:

  • Nanette Cook
  • Joyce Linde

City Council District Five:

  • Janet Jackson
  • Glenn Lazard
  • Lionel Rodriguez
  • Lionel Rodriquez
  • Aaron "The Fixer" Staten

When it comes to the parish council, the following people have qualified in these districts:

Parish Council District One:

  • Keith Kishbaugh
  • Bryan Tabor

Parish Council District Two:

  • Kevin Naquin (Incumbent)
  • Ted Richard

Parish Council District Three:

  • Josh Carlson
  • Mike Davis
  • Jeremy Hidalgo
  • Jon Liprie

Parish Council District Four:

  • Roddy Bergeron
  • John Guilbeau

Parish Council District Five:

  • Abraham "AB" Rubin Jr.
  • James Thomas

Qualifying happens today (Tuesday, August 6), tomorrow (Wednesday, August 7) and Thursday, August 8.

When qualifying for office in Lafayette Parish, you do so at the Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court's Office at the parish courthouse.

The deadline to qualify is Thursday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.

For other offices, the following two people have signed up to run for Lafayette Parish Tax Assessor:

  • Conrad Comeaux (Incumbent)
  • John Harold Broussard

Lafayette Parish Sheriff candidates include:

  • Mark Garber (Incumbent)

Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court candidates are:

  • Louis Perret (Incumbent)

Lafayette Parish Coroner:

  • Kenneth Odinet Jr.

Lafayette Parish School Board District 1:

  • Mary Morrison (Incumbent)

Lafayette Parish School Board District 2

  • Tommy Angelle (Incumbent)
  • Breyone Carter
  • Wendy Baudoin
  • Stasia Herbert-McZeal

Lafayette Parish School Board District 3

  • Elroy Broussard (Incumbent)

Lafayette Parish School Board District 4

  • Tehmi Chiasson (Incumbent)
  • Erica Williams

Lafayette Parish School Board District 5

  • Britt Latiolais (Incumbent)

Lafayette Parish School Board District 6

  • Justin Centanni (Incumbent)

Lafayette Parish School Board District 7

  • Eva Green
  • Kate Bailey Labue

Lafayette Parish School Board District 8

  • Diana Lennon
  • Hannah Smith Mason

Lafayette Parish School Board District 9

  • Donald Aguillard
  • Hubert Gauthier
  • Diogo Tavares