ELECTION 2023: March 25 Results
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Voters in some south Louisiana parishes headed to the polls on Saturday, March 25, for several important office races and tax propositions.
One of the bigger races on some ballots is the 19th Judicial District Court, ES 3 Div. F judge’s race. Judge Tim Kelley retired back in January, leaving his seat wide open.
A run-off election will be held between Jordan Faircloth and Louise Hines Myers, according to the Secretary of State’s unofficial election results. Faircloth has 34 percent of the vote to Myers 47 percent.
People in St. Gabriel are voting on three major races, including the mayor, police chief, and seats on the city council. Less than 9,000 people make up the city of St. Gabriel, and three of those people are running for mayor.
A run-off election will be held between Kyle Grace and Lionel Johnson Jr. for the mayor of St. Gabriel. Grace has 40 percent of the vote to Johnson’s 47 percent.
Kevin Ambeau and Anthony Davis will also face a run-off for the police chief of St. Gabriel, according to the Secretary of State’s unofficial election results. Ambeau has 46 percent of the votes to Davis’s 19 percent.
In East Baton Rouge Parish, there are four tax renewals on the ballot that address education. Each renewal deals with a different topic like teacher pay or student-to-teacher ratio. Officials emphasized the taxes are renewals, not increases. They claim that without the renewals, the district would receive 41% less property tax funding over 10 years.
All four tax renewals on the ballot for East Baton Rouge Schools passed.
Voters in Livingston Parish will be deciding on a one-cent sales tax to give school employees a 10% percent pay raise or a minimum $2,500 yearly increase. The proposed one-cent sales tax in Livingston Parish will be exempted from all groceries, prescriptions, and fuel sales in the parish.
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