LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — Jan Swift, who placed third in the recent primary election for Lafayette Mayor-President, has endorsed one of her former opponents in the upcoming runoff.
Swift has announced her endorsement of Monique Blanco Boulet, who hopes to unseat incumbent Josh Guillory in the Nov. 18 general election.
“I ran for Mayor-President because of my love of Lafayette,” Swift said. “I stood up because I believed that Lafayette has been headed in the wrong direction under the leadership of Josh Guillory. That belief is just as strong today as it was when I announced my candidacy.”
“I want to thank Jan for her courage and support,” Boulet said. “She has and will continue to have a great impact in our community. This election is bigger than any of us and I hope everyone will join both of us in voting for change.”
Swift received 26% of the vote to finish third in the Oct. 14 primary. Guillory led the way with 40% and Boulet had 34%, on a voter turnout of just over 37%.
“We had a very low voter turnout in the primary election,” Swift said. “Over two-thirds of registered voters didn’t show up to vote. I believe it is because so many people feel disconnected and don’t believe they make a difference. My fear is that even fewer may show up on November 18th for the general election.”
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