Nov 18, 2011 11:37 PM by Shawn Kline

Final hours in the race for Iberia Parish President

Polls open in less than eight hours as voters are set to decide several runoffs.
In New Iberia, incumbent Parish President Earnest Freyou and challenger "Romo" Romero are using these last few hours to campaign.

Incumbent, Earnest Freyou is out-spending Romo Romero by more than two-to-one but ever since these two made it to the run-off, the candidates have been neck-and-neck with campaign finances.

Romo Romero was found spending the last day before elections it on the corner of Main and Iberia. He's hoping to create more unity in Iberia Parish as its next President.

"I see there's too much bickering and fighting going on," Romero said. "We need unity, we need to become one."

Romero served as the President of the Iberia Parish Police Jury, the Sheriff and as a State Representative. He says his goal is to get everyone in Parish Government on the same page.

"A house divided falls, a church divided falls," Romero said. "A government divided fails."

On the other side of the coin, there's incumbent, Earnest Freyou.

"For the last four years, you've found I've done a lot of things," Freyou said about his tenure. "I want to continue to finish those things in the next four years"

As Parish President, Freyou says he's updated the parish infrastructure: more than 100-miles of new roads and seven bridge renovations, not to mention preparing US-90 for new business.

"That's going to give better jobs and more jobs for our citizens in Iberia Parish," Freyou said.

Voters will decide the future of Iberia Parish for the next four years when they hit the polls on Saturday.



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