Today, interim Sheriff Joe Lopinto and John Fortunato qualified for the upcoming election for Sheriff of Jefferson Parish.
According to a press release from his campaign, "Lopinto, who (by law) became sheriff when former Sheriff Newell Normand retired in the fall of 2017, is energetically campaigning, sharing his vision for a safer Jefferson Parish.
For decades, when you mentioned the words Jefferson Parish, there was at least one name that probably crossed the mind, none other than “Chehardy”.
Lawrence A. Chehardy (for eleven years) and then his son Lawrence E. Chehardy dominated the Parish as its’ assessors. During this forty-five year period, while other prominent political names came and went, the Chehardy’ brand remained as a powerful Jefferson Parish institution.