In Richland Parish, one remarkable candidate was elected to a parish-wide -office for a four year term in 1979.
Former Clerk of Court Ramona Haire is a charming southern lady, who built a political powerhouse all while wearing the biggest smile of anybody in Richland. First elected in 1979, her only opponent dropped out. For the next SEVEN 4-year-term elections, she never again even drew one token opponent. Because her first opponent conceded, and she faced no opposition for more than 30 years, she might just hold the record in Louisiana for serving the most number of years in one office without ever having her name on the ballot for voters to pull.