News for Wednesday 110718
Compiled by Dave Graichen
Alexandria has a new mayor.. Jeff Hall easily won last night with 53% of the overall vote, Thus avoiding a runoff with Kay Michiels who had 36%. Catherine Davidson was only able to grab 11% of the vote.
Running down the winners in the Alexandria City Council race, the winners were..
Councilman at large Jim Villard with 58%, District 2 councilman Gerber Porter with 55%.
In the seat for 9th Judicial District Judge Chris Hazel easily defeated Charles Elliott 60 to 40.
None of the area mayor’s races will require a runoff.. in Boyce Alma Scott Moore easily one with 54% of the vote. In Lecompte it was Craig Phillips with 58%, In Mansura it was Kenneth Pickett Sr with 61%, Montgomery Steve Gun had 60% and in Rosepine Donna Weeks Duvall had 66%.
As expected Former Ball Mayor Roy Hebron easily won his old seat back, taking 56% of the vote. But, that race is far from over since in will surely end up in court since constitutional amendment #1 passes. That’s the one that prohibits Felons from office.
In area other races for Mayor….
Jennifer Vidrine easily won reelection in Ville Platte, In Jonesville it was and easy win for Milton Ceasar, Oberlin Joseph Moochie Manuel squeaked by with 51%, Ola, Rhona Elliott won with 76% of the vote.
A sales Tax Rededication was shot down in Lecompte. And a new 1% tax in Grant Parish that would have provided a GPSO Deputy in all schools and funded the DARE program was shot down with 56% of Grant parish voters saying no..
In the race for the Rapides Parish School Board… District C there will be a run off between Mark Dryden and Jamie Floyd. Keith Breazeale easily won district G with 73% of the vote. In District H the winner was Darrell Rodrigues with 53%, District I Sandra Franklin easily won with 72% of the vote..
All towns that had a race for Alderman will see a runoff.
On the matter of Authorizing “Fantasy Sports Contests, Avoyelles, Grant & Vernon said No. 52% of Rapides parish residents said yes.
On the proposed Constitutional Amendments brought before voters yesterday, all easily passed.
In the race for Sec of state, there will be a three way runoff between Kyle Ardoin, Gwen Collins Greenup and Renee Free.
In the state’s Congressional races. All candidate easily won reelection.
So far the only controversy yesterday election day was the lack of “I voted stickers.” Many people who voted yesterday went on social media expressing their disappointment they didn’t receive n “I voted” sticker. A spokesperson for the Secretary of State’s office blames budgetary constraints.
Employers looking to hire seasonal help may have to be more competitive in recruiting employees. This is a result of unemployment numbers being at a thirty year low. UNO Professor of Finance Mark Rosa says with the economy doing well, the growth in the Christmas season may be a bit more ambitious than it’s normal annual gains
The LSUA Generals are at the Fort tonight facing William Carey University. You can hear the game on 94.7 ESPN starting at 6:50p
LSU linebacker Devin White says the two weeks leading up to the Alabama game were very emotional for him. White spoke to reporters for the first time since the controversial targeting penalty that forced him to miss the first half of last Saturday’s game. White called the targeting penalty against him a bogus call. He says it will not change the way he plays.
The New Orleans Pelicans are hoping to break a bit of a losing streak. They host the Chicago bulls tonight at the nest.
First Basketball game of the season last night, LSU defeated South Eastern Louisiana 94 to 63 at the Pmac.