Two candidates running for State Representative disqualified – Alexander appealing decision

By Paige Nash

Judge Rogers of the Third Judicial District Court heard testimony of two Bienville Parish candidates running for the office of State Representative for District 11 on Tuesday, August 22. 

The hearing was held in Lincoln Parish, which is included in a portion of District 11 along with parts of Bienville and all of Claiborne parish. The court hearing ultimately resulted in the disqualification of Ray Ivory, Sr. of Gibsland and DeAndre Alexander of Arcadia. 

According to Alexander his attorney will be filing an appeal this morning by the deadline of 11:50 a.m., August 25.

He said, “I am appealing the decision that was made by Judge Rogers. I’m still standing, dutiful, dedicated and determined to serve the people of District 11.”

Alexander recently completed his fifteenth year as an educator at Arcadia High School.

Ivory previously held the mayoral office for the Town of Gibsland and served as a town councilman. 

If both candidates fail in appealing the case that will only leave Rashid Young of Homer as the unopposed candidate. Young owns his own law firm, Young Law Firm, in Homer. He is also a former Claiborne Parish educator. 

Ray Ivory Sr. could not be reached for comment, so it is unclear if he will also be proceeding with an appeal.

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