(WAFB) - On October 14, 2017, voters cast ballots for state treasurer and three constitutional amendments. Additionally, there were an assortment of local races.
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In the race for state treasurer, Democrat Derrick Edwards and Republican John Schroder will face off in a runoff election. Edwards claimed 31 percent of the vote while Schroder claimed 24 percent.
Craig C. Greene, a Republican, has won the election for public service commissioner, beating out Republicans Damon J. Baldone and Lenar Whitney. Greene took 55 percent of the vote.
Constitutional Amendments 1 and 2 will pass as well. Those amendments are for exemption of property taxes for construction sites and homestead exemptions for surviving spouses of first responders.
In the race for East Baton Rouge Parish City Judge, Judy Moore Vendetto (R) and Chris Hester (R) will be headed to a runoff election in November. Whitney Higginbotham Green, another Republican, came in third place, with only 70 votes separating her from Hester.