CROWLEY, La. (KLFY) — The Nov. 8, 2022, primary election will feature a number of mayoral, police chief school board and council races across eight Acadia Parish towns and cities. All information provided in this post comes from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office.

Also included are all statewide constitutional amendments on the ballot, as well as local tax propositions.

Dates to Know for the Nov. 8 election

  • Last day to register in person to vote at the Acadia Parish Registrar’s Office or OMV: Oct. 11
  • Last day to register via the GeauxVote Online Registration System: Oct. 18
  • Last day to request absentee ballot: Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m.
  • Last day to submit absentee ballot: Nov. 7, 4:30 p.m
  • Early Voting: Oct. 25 through Nov. 1 (excluding Sunday, Oct. 30) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Acadia Parish Registrar of Voters

  • Registrar Billie J. Meyer
  • 568 NW Court Circle, Crowley LA 70526-4363
  • (337) 788-8841
  • acadiarov@sos.la.gov

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School Board

  • Dist. 1
    • James Etta David (D)
    • James W. Proctor (D)*
  • Dist. 2
    • Daniel K. Fontenot (R)
    • Frances Regan Miller (R)
  • Dist. 8
    • Milton Simar (R)*
    • Yolanda Thibodeaux (R)

Ward 5 Constable, Justice of the Peace

  • “Chuck” Broussard (D)
  • Jason Coats (D)
  • Cheryl Myers (D)

Basile

  • Mayor
    • Mark Denette (R)
    • Latoya Ivory Howze (D)
  • Board of Aldermen
    • Dist. 1
      • Jessica L. Ceaser (D)
      • Chesly Ortego (R)
    • Dist. 2
      • Kenny A. Burgess (R)
      • Roger Cortez II (R)
      • Caleb Paul Delafosse (D)
      • Jennifer Fontenot Ivory (D)
      • Kristy Miller (R)
      • John “JJ” Jenkins (R)
      • Evelyn Lafleur-Williams (D)
    • At-Large
      • Charetha Ceaser-Rankins (D)
      • Carmen Cortez (R)
      • Darrel Reed (Ind.)

Church Point

  • Board of Aldermen
    • Ward 1
      • Certerra “Chops” Joseph (D)
      • Gene Malbrough (D)
      • Christine Semien (D)*
    • Ward 2
      • Nelson Kim Cormier (D)*
      • “Joy” Daigle (R)
    • Ward 4
      • Skeat Thibodeaux (R)
      • Dale Wimberley (R)

Crowley

  • Mayor
    • “Clint” Cradeur (R)
    • Tracy Garrick (Ind.)
    • Chad Monceaux (R)
    • “Tim” Monceaux (R)*
  • Police Chief
    • A. “Jimmy” Broussard (D)*
    • Dexter Faulk (no party)
    • Scott Fogleman (R)
    • Troy Hebert (D)
  • Board of Aldermen
    • Ward 1, Division A
      • “Jeff” Cavell (R)*
      • Jeffrey Dore (R)
      • Michael Faulk (R)
    • Ward 1, Division B
      • Katie S. Chiasson (R)
      • “Kim” Stringfellow (R)*
    • Ward 2, Division B
      • Richard “Rich” Hughes (R)
      • Sandra “Sandy” Marx (R)
    • Ward 3, Division A
      • Christopher George, Sr. (Ind.)
      • Vernon “Step” Martin (D)*
    • Ward 4, Division B
      • Richard “Dickie” Latiolais (R)
      • Desiray Seaux (no party)
    • At-Large
      • Katie Alleman (R)
      • Charles “Chuck” Ashby Jr. (R)

Estherwood

  • Police Chief
    • Robert Kuffler (R)
    • Wayne Welsh (R)*
  • Board of Aldermen (3 to be elected)
    • Laney Broussard (R)
    • Emily Mire (Ind.)*
    • Michael “Mout” Mouton (R)
    • Stephen “Spot” Smith (R)
    • Jo Ann V. Trahan (R)*

Eunice

  • Police Chief
    • Cody Andrepont (Ind.)
    • Troy Dupuis (R)
    • Varden Guillory (Ind.)
    • Kyle LeBouef (R)
  • Board of Aldermen
    • Ward 2
      • Marion Oglesby (D)
      • Germaine Simpson (D)
      • “Jackie JuJu” Vallare (D)
    • Ward 3
      • Ernest “Ernie” Blanchard (Ind.)
      • Randall “Randy” Reed (R)

Iota

  • Police Chief
    • Damon Daigle (Ind.)
    • David S. Pousson (D)
  • Board of Aldermen (5 to be elected)
    • James Quillan Bertrand (R)
    • Brandon Hebert (R)
    • Seth Manuel (R)
    • Morgan Claire Medeiros (Ind.)
    • Warren Pousson (Ind.)
    • Jude K. Sittig (R)

Morse

  • Mayor
    • Eric Primeaux (D)
    • Ray Richard (R)*

Rayne

  • Mayor
    • Dexter J. Harmon (Ind.)
    • “Chuck” Robichaux (R)*
  • Board of Aldermen
    • Ward 1
      • Romel J. Charles (R)
      • Curtrese Lynell Minix (D)*
      • Brian Seth Mouton (D)
    • Ward 2
      • Kenneth Joseph Guidry (R)*
      • Aleke Kanonu Jr. (D)
    • Ward 3
      • Jamie Conques (R)
      • Calise Doucet (R)*
    • Ward 4
      • James “Jimmy” Fontenot (Ind.)*
      • “Jim Boo” Orillion (R)

Propositions

School Dist. 7 — 6.25 Mills Renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall School District No. 7 of the Second Police Jury Ward of the Parish of Evangeline, Louisiana, and the Seventh Police Jury Ward of the Parish of Acadia, Louisiana (the “District”), continue to levy a six and twenty-five hundredths (6.25) mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $335,350 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 operating, maintaining and improving public school facilities in the District?

Sales Tax Dist. 2 — 1% sales tax renewal, 15 yrs.

Shall Sales Tax District No. 2 of the Parish of Acadia, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy and collect a tax of one percent (1%) (the “Tax”) (an estimated $3,400,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year) upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the District, all as defined by law, for a period of fifteen (15) years from April 1, 2027, with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary expenses of collecting and administering the Tax), to be dedicated and used for the purpose of repairing, constructing, improving and maintaining Parish roads and bridges in the unincorporated areas of the Parish, including incidental drainage in connection therewith and acquiring equipment therefor?

Fire Protection Dist. 8 — $75 parcel fee, 10 yrs.

Shall Fire Protection District No. 8 of the Parish of Acadia, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to levy and collect annually for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2023, a parcel fee of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00) on each lot, subdivided portion of ground or individual tract upon which is located, either in whole or in part, a residential or commercial structure, regardless of the structure’s being occupied or unoccupied (each such portion of ground or tract hereinafter defined as a “Parcel”) (an estimated $50,250 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the parcel fee for an entire year), for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating fire protection facilities and equipment for the District?

Crowley Service Area Fire Protection Dist. 11 — $100 parcel fee renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall Crowley Service Area Fire Protection District No. 11 of the Parish of Acadia, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy and collect annually for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2023, a parcel fee of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) on each lot, subdivided portion of ground or individual tract upon which is located, either in whole or in part, a residential or commercial structure, regardless of the structure’s being occupied or unoccupied (an estimated $156,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the parcel fee for an entire year), for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating fire protection facilities and equipment for the District, including the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes and all purposes incidental thereto?

Statewide Offices and Constitutional Amendments

U.S. Senator

  • Beryl A. Billiot (no party)
  • Gary Chambers, Jr. (D)
  • Devin Lance Graham (R)
  • “Xan” John (Other)
  • John Kennedy (R)*
  • W. Thomas La Fontaine Olson (no party)
  • Bradley McMorris (Ind.)
  • MV “Vinny” Mendoza (D)
  • “Luke” Mixon (D)
  • Salvador P. Rodriguez (D)
  • Aaron C. Sigler (Lib.)
  • Syrita Steib (D)
  • Thomas Wenn (Other)

U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District

  • Clay Higgins (R)*
  • Holden Hoggatt (R)
  • Lessie Olivia LeBlanc (D)
  • Tia LeBrun (D)
  • Guy McLendon (Lib.)
  • Thomas “Lane” Payne Jr. (R)
  • Jacob “Jake” Shaheen (R)
  • Gloria R. Wiggins (Ind.)

Public Service Commissioner, Dist. 4

  • Keith C. Bodin (no party)
  • “Mike” Francis (R)*
  • Shalon Latour (R)

Constitutional Amendment No. 1 — ACT 130, 2021

Do you support an amendment to increase to 65% the cap on the amount of monies in certain state funds that may be invested in stocks? (Amends Article VII, Sections 10.1(B), 10.8(B), 10.11(D), and 14(B))

Constitutional Amendment No. 2 — ACT 172, 2022

Do you support an amendment to expand certain property tax exemptions for property on which the homestead exemption is claimed for certain veterans with disabilities? (Amends Article VII, Section 21(K))

Constitutional Amendment No. 3 — ACT 156, 2011

Do you support an amendment to allow classified civil service employees to support the election to public office of members of their own families? (Amends Article X, Sections 9 and 20)

Constitutional Amendment No. 4 — ACT 155, 2021

Do you support an amendment to allow local governments to waive water charges that are the result of damage to the water system not caused by the customer? (Amends Article VII, Section 14(B))

Constitutional Amendment No. 5 — ACT 133, 2021

Do you support an amendment to allow the levying of a lower millage rate by a local taxing authority while maintaining the authority’s ability to adjust to the current authorized millage rate? (Amend Article VII, Section 23(C))

Constitutional Amendment No. 6 — ACT 129, 2021

Do you support an amendment to limit the amount of an increase in the assessed value of residential property subject to the homestead exemption in Orleans Parish following reappraisal at 10% of the property’s assessed value in the previous year? (January 1, 2023) (Amends Article VII, Section 18(F)(2)(a)(introductory paragraph) and Adds Article VII, Section 18(F)(3))

Constitutional Amendment No. 7 — ACT 246, 2022

Do you support an amendment to prohibit the use of involuntary servitude except as it applies to the otherwise lawful administration of criminal justice? (Amends Article I, Section 3)

Constitutional Amendment No. 8 — ACT 171, 2022

Do you support an amendment to remove the requirement that homeowners who are permanently totally disabled must annually re-certify their income to keep their special assessment level on their residences for property tax purposes? (Amends Article VII, Section 18(G)(1)(a)(iv))

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Candidates Elected Unopposed

  • SCHOOL BOARD
    • Rebecca “Becky” Foux Atkinson (Ind.)*
    • Delo Hebert Jr. (R)*
    • “Steve” Jones (R)*
    • “Ike” Richard (R)*
    • James “Boz” Higginbotham (Ind.)*
  • BASILE
    • Police Chief Allen Ivory, Jr. (D)
  • CHURCH POINT
    • Mayor Ryan “Spanky” Meche (R)*
    • Police Chief Dale J. Thibodeaux (no party)*
    • Alderman Patrick D. O’Pry (Ind.)*
    • Alderman Errol “Slu” Comeaux (D)*
  • CROWLEY
    • Alderman “Brad” Core (R)*
    • Alderman Byron Wilridge (D)*
    • Alderman Samuel “Sammy” Reggie III (Ind.)*
  • ESTHERWOOD
    • Mayor Donna Bertrand (R)*
  • EUNICE
    • Mayor Scott A. Fontenot (no party)*
    • Alderman Chad Andrepont (no party)
    • Alderman At-Large Marion “Nootsie” Sattler (D)
  • IOTA
    • Mayor Cody Leckelt (R)*
  • MERMENATU
    • Mayor Darla Istre (R)
    • Police Chief Donald J. Hebert, Jr. (R)
    • Alderman Levin Todd Boudreaux (D)
    • Alderman Dinah Istre (no party)
    • Alderman Jonathan LeJeune (R)
  • MORSE
    • Police Chief Jason “Mikey” Racca (D)
    • Alderman Steven Kibodeaux (no party)
    • Alderman Dale Louivierre (R)
    • Alderman Ross Trahan (no party)
  • RAYNE
    • Police Chief Carroll Stelly (R)*
    • Alderman Lendell “Pete” Babineaux (R)*