Woodruff wins District II seat by 20 votes
William "Billy" Woodruff
Woodruff won the election by only 20 votes, 851-831.
Woodruff said he never anticipated the race being so close.
"I was holding my breath until the end," he said. "I knew it would be close, but I didn’t think it would be 20 votes."
Woodruff credited the victory to the hard work put in by his supporters and said that both he and Clulee ran a good, tough race.
The election results were unofficial until the Board of Election Supervisors opened the voting machines on Tuesday to verify the vote. On Wednesday morning the board made the official announcement at the St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court’s Office that Woodruff had won the election.
Both candidates were Luling Republicans who shared the main goal of assisting in the construction of the West Bank levee project. Woodruff, a long time public works employee, said he also hopes to provide better training for parish employees.
He was named the parish’s outstanding employee of the year in 2012.
Woodruff also wants the parish to build a new boat launch on the West Bank and says he will help the parish fight new FEMA flood maps that will drastically increase the cost of flood insurance.
"I’m going to do the best job I can. I am going to be there for all the people of District II and the parish. I will be available and visible," Woodruff said.
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