The Oct. 22 ballot for seats on the Lafayette City-Parish Council is growing. A third candidate, Republican Jared Doise, has qualified to challenge incumbent District 6 Councilman Sam Doré, also a member of the GOP. Doise’s entry brings to three the number of candidates vying for the post; Tea Party of Lafayette-backed Republican Andy Naquin has also qualified in District 6.

In Councilman Don Bertrand’s 7th District, two candidates, both Republican, have entered the fray: Joan Beduze of Lafayette and JP Morgan of Broussard.

Unopposed at this halfway point on the final day of qualifying are District 2’s Jay Castille, Brandon Shelvin in District 3 and Kenneth Boudreaux in 4, although The Ind learned last week that Shelvin will have an opponent who is waiting to see if any other credible candidates qualify to oppose Shelvin.

We’ll keep you posted on that.

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