Paragon Casino Resort to Host Debate for Upcoming Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Race

Candidates will discuss how they plan to overcome challenges the Sheriff’s Office may face to continue their promise to protect and serve Avoyelles Parish

Paragon Casino Resort invites the public to attend the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Candidate Debate on Monday, October 2, in Paragon’s Mari Showroom. The debate will bring together the qualified candidates on the ballot, including incumbent Avoyelles Parish Sheriff David Dauzat (R), Tunica-Biloxi Police Chief Harold Pierite (D), former Louisiana State Trooper Todd “T-Goo” Gaspard (R) and former Deputy Sean Paul Mayeux (no party). Election Day is Saturday, October 14.

The candidates will discuss day-to-day duties and expectations of the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office. They will debate strategies that have worked and have not worked in reducing crime and keeping the residents of the Avoyelles Parish communities safe. Candidates are expected to address the current budget and available resources that the Sheriff’s Office has from local and state offices, along with their plan to maintain relationships and cooperation across other Avoyelles Parish departments.

As part of nonstop efforts to help the surrounding communities, one canned food item will be required for admission into the event. All canned food items will be donated by the Tunica-Biloxi Indian Political Action Committee (TBIPAC) to local food pantries and churches.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff Candidate Debate begins at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 2, 2023, in the Mari Showroom of the Paragon Casino Resort.

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