Trent Brignac is new district attorney
Trent Brignac, a former assistant district attorney for the parish, beat incumbent Brent Coreil in Saturday’s race.
With 59 of 59 precincts reporting Saturday night, Brignac garnered 5,220 (51.98 percent) votes in a very close race against Coreil, who received 4,823 (48.02 percent) votes.
“It is very humbling to have been elected district attorney of Evangeline Parish,” Brignac said. “There is no question the next six years will present significant challenges and tough decisions. I pledge to do my very best. I pledge to treat other people as I would want myself or my own family to be treated. I will have an open door policy and will treat everyone equally. I look forward to working together with all law enforcement throughout the parish.”
Brignac also said he wanted to make it clear that supporters of his opponent, Coreil, would be treated the same as anyone else.
“It is very significant to me that the supporters of Brent Coreil know I hold no grudges and take nothing personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.”
Brignac thanked Coreil for running a fairly clean race and his supporters for always being respectful of him, even though they were voting for Coreil.
In closing, Brignac stated, “To my family, friends and supporters, words cannot describe how much I appreciate all your help and dedication. This could not have been done without you. I particularly want to thank my wife, Julie, my two children, Olivia and Cole, and my secretary, Anne. They stood with me through a very difficult time and I want to extend to them as well as all friends and supporters, the sincerest thank you.”