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Complete list of races, propositions and amendments for Nov. 4 election

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Allen Parish

Races

US Senate (One to be elected): Wayne Ables (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Thomas Clements (R), Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal (D), William Waymire Jr. (D).

US Representative, 4th Congressional District (One to be elected): John Fleming (R), Randall Lord (L).

District Judge, 33rd Judicial District Court, Division B (One to be elected): David Deshotels (D), Chad Guidry (D).

City Marshal, City Court, City of Oakdale (One to be elected): Joseph Lockett (No Part), Mike Freck Slaney (R).

School Board, District 1 (One to be elected): Sally Evins Moreaux (D), Rena Pete (D).

School Board, District 2 (One to be elected): Cathy Farris (D), Chris Paul (No Party).

School Board, District 3 (One to be elected): Hammer Miller (D), Steven Sumbler (D).

School Board, District 4 (One to be elected: Linda Thompson (D), Jason Turner (D).

School Board, District 7 (One to be elected): Brett J. Fawcett (RA), Susie Reeves (D).

Mayor, Town of Elizabeth (One to be elected): Bob Crafton (D), Kelly Stalsby (D).

Mayor, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Robert Lee (D), Joseph 'Moochie' Manuel (D), Mark Manuel.

Chief of Police, Town of Elizabeth (One to be elected): Kristina Laird (D), Shane Ware (D).

Chief of Police, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Wayne Courville (D), Grady Haynes (D), Terry Reeves (R).

Alderman at Large, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Troy Meaux (No Party), Wayne Smith (No Party).

Alderman, District 1, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Wallace Bellard Jr. (D), Carey Marcantel (R).

Alderman, District 2, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Phil Beard (D), Robert Vest (D).

Alderman, District 3, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Linda 'Whip' Boulden (D), Tommy Germany (No Party).

Alderman, District 4, Town of Oberlin (One to be elected): Samuel Ross (D), Janice Simon (D).

Aldermen, Town of Elizabeth (Five to be elected): Jolene Chamberlain (No Party), Wayne Earl (R), Rodney Gill (R), Mandy Green (No Party), Mickey Hussong (R), Lydia Kingan (D), Emily Sangid (D), Charles Saunders (D), Dave Smith (D), Shirley Smith (D).

Alderman, Town of Reeves (Three to be elected): Tara Dotson (D), Renae Duhon (R), Chris Guillory (No Party), Robin Newell (R).

Council Member, District 2, Town of Kinder (One to be elected): Maria Dewees (D), Derrick Lafosse (R).

Council Member, District 3, Town of Kinder (One to be elected): Chris Fontenot (D), Joyce Ogea (R).


Constitutional Amendments

There are 14 amendments on the ballot. The following is a brief description of each. An explantion of each item can be found at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/AmendmentSummaries2014.pdf.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Medical Assistance Trust Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.14). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Hospital Stabilization Fund): Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.13). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (Tax Sale): Do you support an amendment allowing an authorized agent of a tax collector to assist in the tax sale process, including the sale of property for delinquent taxes and that the fee charged by the authorized agent be included within the costs that the collector can recover in the tax sale? (Amends Article VII, Section 25(A)(1) and (E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Investment of Public Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank and the loan, pledge, guarantee, or donation of public funds by a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (Remove Mandatory Retirement Age of Judges): Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? (Amends Article V, Section 23). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (Fire and Police Protection Orleans Parish): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police protection service enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? (Amends Article VI, Section 26(E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (Disabled Veterans): Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (Artificial Reef Development Fund): Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.11). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 9 (Special Assessment Level - Disabled): Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 10 (Redemption Period, Abandoned Property): Do you support an amendment providing for an eighteen-month redemption period in any parish other than Orleans, for vacant property sold at tax sale which is blighted or abandoned? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Adds Article VII, Section 25(B)(3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 11 (Executive Branch Departments): Do you support an amendment to change the maximum number of departments in the executive branch of state government from twenty to twenty-one? (Amends Article IV, Section 1(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (Wildlife and Fisheries Commission): Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee? (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 13 (Lower Ninth Ward Property Sale): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city of New Orleans? (Amends Article VII, Section (14)(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 14 (Tax Rebates, Incentives, Abatements): Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph)). Yes or No vote.




Beauregard Parish

Races

US Senate (One to be elected): Wayne Ables (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Thomas Clements (R), Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal (D), William Waymire Jr. (D).

US Representative, 4th Congressional District (One to be elected): John Fleming (R), Randall Lord (L).

Judge, Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, 2nd Dist., Elec. Sec. 2A (One to be elected): Kent Savoie (R), Jamie Yelverton (R).

School Board, District 1 (One to be elected): Martha Spears Jackson (R), Claude Lecompte (R), Donna Flack Powell (No Party).

School Board, District 3A (One to be elected): Kathy Jones Bruner (D), Brenda Foster March (D).

School Board, District 3C (One to be elected): Tom Theaux (D), David Vidrine (R).

School Board, District 3D (One to be elected): Shahara Godfrey (D), Cassie Guidry Henry (No Party).

School Board, District 4A (One to be elected): Jack Gilbert (R), Darrin Manuel (D).

School Board, District 4B (One to be elected): Ray Bowman (R), Jerry E. Cooley (D).

Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Peace, Distict 1 (One to be elected): Allen Brown (R), Elton Pickering Sr. (D).

Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Peace, Distict 4 (One to be elected): Clyde H. Dennis (R), Douglas Evey (No Party), Julee Godeaux LaFleur (D).

Constable, Justice of the Peace, Distict 1 (One to be elected): Scott Bracken (R), Al Doyle (No Party).

Constable, Justice of the Peace, Distict 4 (One to be elected): Loy Bader (No Party), David Clouse (R), Tony Deville (D).


Constitutional Amendments

There are 14 amendments on the ballot. The following is a brief description of each. An explantion of each item can be found at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/AmendmentSummaries2014.pdf.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Medical Assistance Trust Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.14). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Hospital Stabilization Fund): Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.13). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (Tax Sale): Do you support an amendment allowing an authorized agent of a tax collector to assist in the tax sale process, including the sale of property for delinquent taxes and that the fee charged by the authorized agent be included within the costs that the collector can recover in the tax sale? (Amends Article VII, Section 25(A)(1) and (E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Investment of Public Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank and the loan, pledge, guarantee, or donation of public funds by a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (Remove Mandatory Retirement Age of Judges): Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? (Amends Article V, Section 23). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (Fire and Police Protection Orleans Parish): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police protection service enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? (Amends Article VI, Section 26(E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (Disabled Veterans): Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (Artificial Reef Development Fund): Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.11). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 9 (Special Assessment Level - Disabled): Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 10 (Redemption Period, Abandoned Property): Do you support an amendment providing for an eighteen-month redemption period in any parish other than Orleans, for vacant property sold at tax sale which is blighted or abandoned? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Adds Article VII, Section 25(B)(3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 11 (Executive Branch Departments): Do you support an amendment to change the maximum number of departments in the executive branch of state government from twenty to twenty-one? (Amends Article IV, Section 1(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (Wildlife and Fisheries Commission): Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee? (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 13 (Lower Ninth Ward Property Sale): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city of New Orleans? (Amends Article VII, Section (14)(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 14 (Tax Rebates, Incentives, Abatements): Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph)). Yes or No vote.


Propositions

Parishwide Proposition (10-year, 1 mill tax): Shall the Parish of Beauregard, State of Louisiana (the "Parish"), levy a tax of one (1) mill on all the property subject to taxation in the Parish (an estimated $240,000 expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2014 and ending with the year 2023, with the proceeds of the tax to be used for improving, administering, maintaining, operating and supporting activities, facilities, programs and services for the public through the funding of the Beauregard Parish Community Action Association, Inc.? Yes or No vote.

Road District No. 1-A Proposition (10-year, 24.36 mill tax): Shall Road District No. 1-A of the Parish of Beauregard, State of Louisiana (the "District"), be authorized to levy a twenty-four and thirty-six hundredths (24.36) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $860,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the tax for an entire year), for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2014 and ending with the year 2023, for the purpose of constructing, improving, operating and maintaining Parish roads and bridges within the District and acquiring the necessary equipment therefor? Yes or No vote.




Calcasieu Parish

Races

US Senate (One to be elected): Wayne Ables (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Thomas Clements (R), Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal (D), William Waymire Jr. (D).

US Representative, 3rd Congressional District (One to be elected): Bryan Barrilleaux (R), Charles Boustany Jr. (R), Russell Richard (No Party).

Judge, Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, 2nd Dist., Elec. Sec. 2A (One to be elected): Kent Savoie (R), Jamie Yelverton (R).

District Judge, 14th Judicial District Court, ES 2, Div. G (One to be elected): King Alexander Jr. (R), Michael Canaday (No Party).

District Judge, 14th Judicial District Court, ES 3, Div. a (One to be elected): David Palay (R), Mitch Redd (R), Oliver Schrumpf (D).

District Attorney, 14th Judicial District Court (One to be elected): Christian Chesson (D), John DeRosier (D).

City Judge, City Court, Division A, City of Lake Charles (One to be elected): Jamie Bice (D), Brent Hawkins (D), Rob McCorquodale (R).

City Judge, City Court, Division B, City of Lake Charles (One to be elected): Bryan Gill (Other), John Hood (D), Ron Richard (D).

City Marshall, City Court, City of Lake Charles (One to be elected): Joey Alcede III (R), Jeff Hooper (No Party), Jimmy Richard (D).

School Board, District 1 (One to be elected): Aaron Natali (R), Brandon Perkins (R).

School Board, District 2 (One to be elected): Fred Hardy Jr. (D), Jules Menou (Other).

School Board, District 3 (One to be elected): Glenda Gay (D), Edwina Medearis (D), Bill Shearman (D).

School Board, District 5 (One to be elected): Dale Bernard (Other), Ron Hayes (R).

School Board, District 6 (One to be elected): Ted Atterbery Jr. (No Party), Gino Lubrano (D), Dean Roberts (R), Debbie Theriot (R).

School Board, District 7 (One to be elected): Mack Dellafosse Jr. (D), Randy Thibodeaux (Other).

School Board, District 8 (One to be elected): Jim Schooler (Other), Eric Tarver (R).

School Board, District 9 (One to be elected): Max Caldarera (D), Jason Elliott (R).

School Board, District 10 (One to be elected): Becky Grove (D), Tony O'Banion (R), Alvin Smith (R).

School Board, District 13 (One to be elected): Joy Abshire (D), Billy Breaux (R), Jesse Fontenot (D).

School Board, District 15 (One to be elected): John Duhon (R), Tammie Pettis (D).

Justice of the Peace, Justice of the Peace Ward 7 (One to be elected): Danny Landry (D), Teddy McNiel (D), Chad Perry (L).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 2 (One to be elected): Dean Aucoin (R), Roland Bertrand (D).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 7 (One to be elected): Chris Jowers (Other), Arthur Phillips Sr. (D), Michael Wright (No Party).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 8 (One to be elected): Orgy Broussard (D), Brad Gieger (D).

Mayor, City of DeQuincy (One to be elected): Dan Abdalla (No Party), Lawrence Henagan (D).

Mayor, City of Westlake (One to be elected): Bob Hardey (D), Lori Manuel (R).

Chief of Police, City of Westlake (One to be elected): Rodney Grantham Jr. (No Party), Chris Wilrye (D).

Council Member, District E, Town of Iowa (One to be elected): Gerald Guidry (D), Jerry Lapearous (D).

Council Member, Division A, City of Westlake (One to be elected): John Cradure (D), Skeeter Hayes.

Council Member, Division B, City of Westlake (One to be elected): JC Cormier (R), Jeremy Cryer (Other), Jerry Guillory (R), Tim Hall (D), Sharmita Rideau (D).

Council Member, Division C, City of Westlake (One to be elected): Betty Bates (R), Ambra Reinking (Other).

Council Member, Division D, City of Westlake (One to be elected): Len Pauley III (R), Dan Racca (D).

Council Member, Division E, City of Westlake (One to be elected): Kenny Brown (D), Paula Johnson (D).

Councilman, District 2, City of DeQuincy (One to be elected): Ronda Jacobs (D), Heather Clifton Royer (No Party).


Constitutional Amendments

There are 14 amendments on the ballot. The following is a brief description of each. An explantion of each item can be found at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/AmendmentSummaries2014.pdf.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Medical Assistance Trust Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.14). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Hospital Stabilization Fund): Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.13). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (Tax Sale): Do you support an amendment allowing an authorized agent of a tax collector to assist in the tax sale process, including the sale of property for delinquent taxes and that the fee charged by the authorized agent be included within the costs that the collector can recover in the tax sale? (Amends Article VII, Section 25(A)(1) and (E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Investment of Public Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank and the loan, pledge, guarantee, or donation of public funds by a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (Remove Mandatory Retirement Age of Judges): Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? (Amends Article V, Section 23). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (Fire and Police Protection Orleans Parish): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police protection service enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? (Amends Article VI, Section 26(E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (Disabled Veterans): Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (Artificial Reef Development Fund): Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.11). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 9 (Special Assessment Level - Disabled): Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 10 (Redemption Period, Abandoned Property): Do you support an amendment providing for an eighteen-month redemption period in any parish other than Orleans, for vacant property sold at tax sale which is blighted or abandoned? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Adds Article VII, Section 25(B)(3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 11 (Executive Branch Departments): Do you support an amendment to change the maximum number of departments in the executive branch of state government from twenty to twenty-one? (Amends Article IV, Section 1(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (Wildlife and Fisheries Commission): Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee? (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 13 (Lower Ninth Ward Property Sale): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city of New Orleans? (Amends Article VII, Section (14)(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 14 (Tax Rebates, Incentives, Abatements): Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph)). Yes or No vote.


Propositions

City of DeQuincy Home Rule Charter Amendment Proposition (Compensation for City Council Members): Shall Section 2-05 of the Home Rule Charter of the City of DeQuincy be amended to include a third sentence which shall read: "Effective January 1, 2015, the compensation of council members shall be $300 per month, together with an increase of five (5%) percent each year, commencing January 1, 2016, until said compensation reaches a maximum of $500.00 per month."? Yes or No vote.




Cameron Parish

Races

US Senate (One to be elected): Wayne Ables (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Thomas Clements (R), Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal (D), William Waymire Jr. (D).

US Representative, 3rd Congressional District (One to be elected): Bryan Barrilleaux (R), Charles Boustany Jr. (R), Russell Richard (No Party).

Judge, Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, 2nd Dist., Elec. Sec. 2A (One to be elected): Kent Savoie (R), Jamie Yelverton (R).

School Board, District 4 (One to be elected): Sheila Wainwright Miller (D), Dot Theriot (No Party).

School Board, District 5 (One to be elected): John Canik (No Party), Tracy Carter (R).

School Board, District 7 (One to be elected): Joseph Delcambre (R), Carl Granger (R), Karen Nunez (No Party).

Justice of the Peace,Justice of the Peace Ward 3 (One to be elected): Cecil Clark III (No Party), Vernon Primeaux (No Party).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 3 (One to be elected): Davy Doxey (D), Ronald Nunez (Other).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 5 (One to be elected): Heath Jinks (R), Tim Trahan (R).


Constitutional Amendments

There are 14 amendments on the ballot. The following is a brief description of each. An explantion of each item can be found at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/AmendmentSummaries2014.pdf.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Medical Assistance Trust Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.14). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Hospital Stabilization Fund): Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.13). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (Tax Sale): Do you support an amendment allowing an authorized agent of a tax collector to assist in the tax sale process, including the sale of property for delinquent taxes and that the fee charged by the authorized agent be included within the costs that the collector can recover in the tax sale? (Amends Article VII, Section 25(A)(1) and (E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Investment of Public Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank and the loan, pledge, guarantee, or donation of public funds by a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (Remove Mandatory Retirement Age of Judges): Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? (Amends Article V, Section 23). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (Fire and Police Protection Orleans Parish): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police protection service enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? (Amends Article VI, Section 26(E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (Disabled Veterans): Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (Artificial Reef Development Fund): Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.11). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 9 (Special Assessment Level - Disabled): Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 10 (Redemption Period, Abandoned Property): Do you support an amendment providing for an eighteen-month redemption period in any parish other than Orleans, for vacant property sold at tax sale which is blighted or abandoned? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Adds Article VII, Section 25(B)(3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 11 (Executive Branch Departments): Do you support an amendment to change the maximum number of departments in the executive branch of state government from twenty to twenty-one? (Amends Article IV, Section 1(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (Wildlife and Fisheries Commission): Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee? (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 13 (Lower Ninth Ward Property Sale): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city of New Orleans? (Amends Article VII, Section (14)(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 14 (Tax Rebates, Incentives, Abatements): Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph)). Yes or No vote.



Jeff Davis Parish

Races

US Senate (One to be elected): Wayne Ables (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Thomas Clements (R), Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal (D), William Waymire Jr. (D).

US Representative, 3rd Congressional District (One to be elected): Bryan Barrilleaux (R), Charles Boustany Jr. (R), Russell Richard (No Party).

Judge, Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, 2nd Dist., Elec. Sec. 2A (One to be elected): Kent Savoie (R), Jamie Yelverton (R).

District Attorney, 31st Judicial District Court (One to be elected): Michael Cassidy (D), Wendell Miller (R).

Police Juror, District 11 (One to be elected): Edward Cormier (D), Jim Wright (D).

School Board, District 9 (One to be elected): Charles Bruchhaus (D), Jay Guillory (R).

School Board, District 11 (One to be elected): Mark Boudreaux Sr. (Other), David Troutman (R).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 4 (One to be elected): M.J. Doucet Sr. (D), Rita Ramagos (R), Brian Vanicor (D).

Mayor, Town of Elton (One to be elected): Cathy Hollingsworth (D), Tony Laughlin (D).

Mayor, Town of Lake Arthur (One to be elected): Robbie Bertrand (D), Red Giles (Other).

Chief of Police, Town of Elton (One to be elected): Tony Johnson (D), Bruce Lemelle (D), Marcus Lemoine Sr. (D).

Chief of Police, Town of Lake Arthur (One to be elected): Ray Marcantel (Other), Kerry Turner (No Party), Cheryl Vincent (D).

Council Members, Town of Elton (Five to be elected): Michael Bellon (D), Ronnie Duhon (No Party), Marilynn Granger (D), Tony Guillory (No Party), Kay Hebert (R), Shirley Johnson (Other), Morgan Lemelle (D), Mandy Valdez (No Party), Keisha Woods (D).

Council Members, Town of Lake Arthur (Five to be elected): Kathy Benoit (D), Burnell Broussard (D), Vicki Broussard (Other), Curt Cormier (R), Sherry Crochet (R), Ellsworth Duhon (D), David Hanks (D), Nonk Labauve (D), Millie Lapoint (R), Ricky Monceaux (No Party), Bobby Palermo (D), Auldon Robinson Sr. (D), Clyde Schlesinger (R), Eric Turner (D), Roderick Williams (D).


Constitutional Amendments

There are 14 amendments on the ballot. The following is a brief description of each. An explantion of each item can be found at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/AmendmentSummaries2014.pdf.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Medical Assistance Trust Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.14). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Hospital Stabilization Fund): Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.13). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (Tax Sale): Do you support an amendment allowing an authorized agent of a tax collector to assist in the tax sale process, including the sale of property for delinquent taxes and that the fee charged by the authorized agent be included within the costs that the collector can recover in the tax sale? (Amends Article VII, Section 25(A)(1) and (E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Investment of Public Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank and the loan, pledge, guarantee, or donation of public funds by a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (Remove Mandatory Retirement Age of Judges): Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? (Amends Article V, Section 23). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (Fire and Police Protection Orleans Parish): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police protection service enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? (Amends Article VI, Section 26(E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (Disabled Veterans): Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (Artificial Reef Development Fund): Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.11). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 9 (Special Assessment Level - Disabled): Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 10 (Redemption Period, Abandoned Property): Do you support an amendment providing for an eighteen-month redemption period in any parish other than Orleans, for vacant property sold at tax sale which is blighted or abandoned? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Adds Article VII, Section 25(B)(3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 11 (Executive Branch Departments): Do you support an amendment to change the maximum number of departments in the executive branch of state government from twenty to twenty-one? (Amends Article IV, Section 1(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (Wildlife and Fisheries Commission): Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee? (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 13 (Lower Ninth Ward Property Sale): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city of New Orleans? (Amends Article VII, Section (14)(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 14 (Tax Rebates, Incentives, Abatements): Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph)). Yes or No vote.




Vernon Parish

Races

US Senate (One to be elected): Wayne Ables (D), Bill Cassidy (R), Thomas Clements (R), Mary Landrieu (D), Rob Maness (R), Brannon Lee McMorris (L), Vallian Senegal (D), William Waymire Jr. (D).

US Representative, 4th Congressional District (One to be elected): John Fleming (R), Randall Lord (L).

Judge, Court of Appeal, 3rd Circuit, 2nd Dist., Elec. Sec. 2A (One to be elected): Kent Savoie (R), Jamie Yelverton (R).

District Judge, 30th Judicial District Court, Division B (One to be elected): Wayne Bush (D), Anthony Eaves (R), Tony Tillman (D), Clay Williams (No Party).

School Board, District 3 (One to be elected): David Detz (R), T.D. Holcomb (D).

School Board, District 5 (One to be elected): Jesse Lentz (D), James McKee Jr. (D), Mike Perkins (No Party).

School Board, District 6 (One to be elected): Robert Blow (D), Vernon Travis Jr. (D).

School Board, District 8 (One to be elected): Gerald Cooley (R), Jeremy Goodwin (D).

School Board, District 1 (Five to be elected): Doug Brandon (R), John Driscoll (No Party), Sam Fulton (D), Randi Gleason (R), Mel Harris (D), Robert Pynes Jr. (D), Jim Seaman (No Party), Steve Woods (No Party).

Justice of the Peace, Justice of Peace Ward 8 (One to be elected): Brandy Gray (D), Linda Smith (D).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 4 (One to be elected): Dan Atchison (R), Tommy Harrison (No Party).

Constable, Justice of the Peace Ward 6 (One to be elected): Jason Hillman (D), Tom Jackson (R).

Mayor, Town of Rosepine (One to be elected): Valerie Craft (R), Dennis Dodd (D), Donna Duvall (No Party).

Aldermen, Town of Rosepine (Five to be elected): BJ Bjornberg (R), Ray Blanchard (R), Jimmy Cryer (D), Lisa Furlong (No Party), Del Johnson (No Party), Leonard Johnson (No Party), Billy Owens (R),Christopher Simmons (No Party), Jeffery Solinsky (R).


Constitutional Amendments

There are 14 amendments on the ballot. The following is a brief description of each. An explantion of each item can be found at http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/AmendmentSummaries2014.pdf.

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 (Medical Assistance Trust Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the legislature to create the Louisiana Medical Assistance Trust Fund, for the payment of Medicaid reimbursement to the health care provider groups paying fees into the fund? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.14). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 (Hospital Stabilization Fund): Do you support an amendment to create the Hospital Stabilization Fund to stabilize and protect Medicaid reimbursements for health care services by depositing assessments paid by hospitals, as authorized by the legislature, into a fund to support Louisiana hospital reimbursement? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.13). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 (Tax Sale): Do you support an amendment allowing an authorized agent of a tax collector to assist in the tax sale process, including the sale of property for delinquent taxes and that the fee charged by the authorized agent be included within the costs that the collector can recover in the tax sale? (Amends Article VII, Section 25(A)(1) and (E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 (Investment of Public Fund): Do you support an amendment to authorize the investment of public funds to capitalize a state infrastructure bank and the loan, pledge, guarantee, or donation of public funds by a state infrastructure bank for eligible transportation projects? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 (Remove Mandatory Retirement Age of Judges): Do you support an amendment to remove the constitutional requirement that a judge retire upon attaining the age of seventy or, if his seventieth birthday occurs during his term, that he retire upon completion of that term? (Amends Article V, Section 23). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 (Fire and Police Protection Orleans Parish): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of Orleans Parish to increase the annual millage rate levied for fire and police protection, to require that the revenue from the fire and police millages be used for fire and police protection service enhancements, and to require that any increase be approved by the voters of Orleans Parish? (Amends Article VI, Section 26(E)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 (Disabled Veterans): Do you support an amendment to provide that the homesteads of veterans with a service-connected disability rating of one hundred percent unemployability or totally disabled by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, and their surviving spouses, shall be exempt from ad valorem taxation for up to one hundred fifty thousand dollars, and that a parishwide vote shall not be required to implement this change in qualification for the exemption? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K)(1) and (3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 (Artificial Reef Development Fund): Do you support an amendment to establish the Artificial Reef Development Fund in the state treasury by depositing in to the fund monies that have been received by the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries in the form of grants, donations, or other assistance to provide funding for programs dedicated to managing an artificial reef system, the wild seafood certification program, and inshore fisheries habitat enhancement projects? (Adds Article VII, Section 10.11). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 9 (Special Assessment Level - Disabled): Do you support an amendment to exclude owners who are permanently totally disabled from the requirement that they annually certify to the assessor the amount of their adjusted gross income in order to receive the Special Assessment Level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 10 (Redemption Period, Abandoned Property): Do you support an amendment providing for an eighteen-month redemption period in any parish other than Orleans, for vacant property sold at tax sale which is blighted or abandoned? (Effective January 1, 2015) (Adds Article VII, Section 25(B)(3)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 11 (Executive Branch Departments): Do you support an amendment to change the maximum number of departments in the executive branch of state government from twenty to twenty-one? (Amends Article IV, Section 1(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 12 (Wildlife and Fisheries Commission): Do you support an amendment to require that two members of the Wildlife and Fisheries Commission be electors from parishes located north of the parishes of Beauregard, Allen, Evangeline, Avoyelles, and Pointe Coupee? (Amends Article IX, Section 7(A)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 13 (Lower Ninth Ward Property Sale): Do you support an amendment to authorize the governing authority of the city of New Orleans to sell at a price fixed by the legislature property located in the Lower Ninth Ward of the city of New Orleans? (Amends Article VII, Section (14)(B)). Yes or No vote.

Constitutional Amendment No. 14 (Tax Rebates, Incentives, Abatements): Do you support an amendment to provide that legislation relative to tax rebates, tax incentives, and tax abatements may not be introduced or considered by the legislature in a regular session held in an even-numbered year? (Amends Article III, Section 2(A)(3)(b) and (4)(b)(introductory paragraph)). Yes or No vote.


Propositions

Ward 7 Wardwide School District (10-year bonds, $1.2 million): Shall Ward Seven Wardwide School District of Vernon Parish, Louisiana (the "District"), incur debt and issue bonds to the amount of not exceeding $1,200,000, to run not exceeding 10 years from date thereof, with interest at a rate or rates not exceeding 6% per annum, for the purpose of acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites and playgrounds, including construction of necessary sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the District and acquiring the necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, title to which shall be in the public; which bonds will be general obligations of the District and will be payable from ad valorem taxes to be levied and collected in the manner provided by Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974 and statutory authority supplemental thereto, with no estimated increase in the millage rate to be levied in the first year of issue above the 26.34 mills currently being levied to pay General Obligation Bonds of the District? Yes or No vote.

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