Nov. 8 ELECTION: Lake Arthur elects new mayor; Elton heads to a runoff
Jeff Davis Parish, LA (KPLC) - Lake Arthur elected a new mayor Tuesday.
The race for mayor of Elton, however, is headed for a Dec. 10 runoff.
Results are complete but unofficial from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.
Town of Elton:
Only one vote separated the top two finishers in the race for mayor of Elton. Brandon Kelley and Kesia Lemoine will go to a runoff to succeed Avella Ackless.
- Brandon Kelley (R) - 141 (32%) - RUNOFF
- Kesia Lemoine (I) - 142 (32%) - RUNOFF
- Brandilyn Soileau (I) - 80 (18%)
- Jared “FireCracker” Trahan (R) - 74 (17%)
Bruce Lemelle was reelected as Elton chief of police.
- Bruce Lemelle (D) - 235 (57%) - WINNER
- Lane Perkins (I) - 180 (43%)
Five candidates were elected to Elton Town Council.
- Saydie Ackless (D) - 241 (14%)
- Forest K. Ardoin (D) - 189 (11%)
- Erica Francis (D) - 316 (18%) - WINNER
- Mary “Kim” Fuselier Thibodeaux (R) - 260 (15%) - WINNER
- Tony Guillory (no party) - 290 (16%) - WINNER
- Trudy J. Patterson (I) - 245 (14%) - WINNER
- Michael Pierrotti (R) - 243 (14%) - WINNER
Town of Lake Arthur:
Sampson “Poncho” Lejeune will succeed Sherry Hymel Crochet as mayor of Lake Arthur.
- Sampson “Poncho” Lejeune (R) - 553 (73%) - WINNER
- Gabe Trahan (independent) - 204 (27%)
Jered Thomas will succeed Kobi Turner as police chief of Lake Arthur.
- Trenton Thames (I) - 123 (16%)
- Jered Thomas (R) - 628 (84%) - WINNER
Five candidates were elected to Lake Arthur Town Council.
- Debbie Abshire-Sonnier (R) - 634 (19%) - WINNER
- Duke Broussard II (R) - 553 (16%) - WINNER
- Corey Conner (R) - 524 (15%) - WINNER
- Mahlon Leblanc (R) - 499 (15%) - WINNER
- Ricky Monceaux (no party) - 511 (15%) - WINNER
- Auldon Robinson (D) - 352 (10%)
- Sherry Womack (no party) - 310 (9%)
Voters also decided on two parish-wide tax propositions.
Road Dist. No. 12 of Wards 6, 7, and 8 - 10.94 Mills Renewal - PJ - 10 Yrs. - PASSED
YES: 1,097 (54%) NO: 924 (46%)
Shall Road District No. Twelve (12) of Wards Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8) of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, State of Louisiana, except the Town of Welsh (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy a ten and ninety-four hundredths (10.94) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $771,600 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 2023 and ending with the year 2032, for the purpose of improving and maintaining Parish roads within the District, title to which shall be in the public?
Jeff Davis Central Waterworks District - 10.24 Mills Continuation - BOC - 10 Yrs. - PASSED
YES: 867 (65%) NO: 460 (35%)
Shall the Parish of Cameron, State of Louisiana (the “Parish”), be authorized to renew the levy of a tax of six and sixty-one hundredths (6.61) mills on the dollar of assessed valuation on all property subject to taxation in the Parish (the “Tax”) (an estimated $2,945,406.28 reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of the Tax per annum)
Voters in several school board districts also elected candidates to the Jeff Davis Parish School Board.
School Board District 4
- Summer Lejeune (no party) - 372 (59%) - WINNER
- Denise Perry (no party) - 260 (41%)
School Board District 5
- Donald “Donn E” Dees (no party) - 410 (44%)
- Paula LeJeune (R) - 521 (56%) - WINNER
School Board District 6
- Janet Jones (D) - 234 (60%) - WINNER
- Rhondella Richard (R) - 155 (40%)
School Board District 7
- Greg Patterson (R) - 451 (53%) - WINNER
- Jimmy Segura (I) - 394 (47%)
School Board District 8
- Joseph Carter (R) - 423 (49%)
- David Doise (R) - 441 (51%) - WINNER
School Board District 10
- Richard McNabb (I) - 219 (22%)
- Russell Walker (R) - 766 (78%) - WINNER
School Board District 13
- Mattie Dugas Brassell (no party) - 249 (29%)
- Blake Petry (R) - 597 (71%) - WINNER
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