COVINGTON, La.-- Former Covington Mayor Mike Cooper headed to the polls in Covington this morning to vote in the runoff election. Cooper faces off against incumbent St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister in the election for St. Tammany Parish President.
Brister has been the St. Tammany Parish President for two terms. In the early election, Cooper snagged 48 percent of the vote, leading to today's runoff election.
"My platform is addressing our transportation, traffic, and infrastructure needs. Also addressing our tax money and how it is being spent. I want to spend our money wisely and efficiently on projects that benefit our parish and finally restoring trust in our parish government," Cooper said.
Cooper went on to say that this is a very important race for St. Tammany Parish President.