VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY) — The Nov. 8, 2022, primary election will feature a number of mayoral, school board, police chief and council races across five Evangeline 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 Evangeline 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.

Evangeline Parish Registrar of Voters

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Police Jury Dist. 4

  • Stanley “Stan” Leger (R)
  • Lelia Johnson Thrasher (R)

School Board

  • Dist. 2
    • Rebecca Wall Berzas (R)
    • “Nicky” Chaumont (R)*
  • Dist. 4
    • Wayne Dardeau (Ind.)*
    • Robert “Bobby” Godwin (R)
  • Dist. 5
    • Monica Blood Andrus (R)
    • Chasessica Basco (no party)
    • Curtis Henry Jr. (D)
    • Craig Whittington (R)
  • Dist. 9
    • Kristy Briley (no party)
    • Scott Limoges (R)*
  • Dist. 10
    • Arthur Savoy (R)*
    • Fannie Soileau (R)
  • Dist. 11
    • Tanicia Doyle (no party)
    • Bobby Max Hamlin (R)
  • Dist. 12
    • Ellis Guillory Sr. (D)*
    • Calvin Leday Jr. (D)
  • Dist. 13
    • Donald R. “Don” Anderson (D)
    • Georgianna Wilson (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)
      • John “JJ” Jenkins (R)
      • Kristy Miller (R)
    • At-Large
      • Charetha Ceaser-Rankins (D)
      • Carmen Cortez (R)
      • Darrel Reed (Ind.)

Chataignier

  • Mayor
    • Justin Darbonne (no party)*
    • Henry Watson (D)
  • Police Chief
    • Willtee Eric Gallow (D)
    • Brandon Watz (no party)
  • Board of Aldermen (3 to be elected)
    • Carilyn “Tu” Arvie (D)
    • Maria Calvin (D)
    • Tom Frank (D)
    • Duncan Johnston (R)
    • Kelly Watz (no party)

Mamou

  • Mayor
    • Leisa Deshotel (no party)
    • Ricky Fontenot (no party)*
  • Police Chief
    • “Pat” Hall (Ind.)
    • Brent Zackery (no party)*
  • Board of Aldermen
    • Dist. 1
      • Rickey Allison (D)
      • Derrell “Sheaky” Thomas (D)*
    • Dist. 3
      • Allen Dicks (D)
      • Eugene Manuel (Ind.)
      • Allen S. Noel Sr. (D)
    • Dist. 4
      • Lisa Celestine (D)
      • Robin L. Young (D)*
    • At-Large
      • Cora Chretien-Veal (Ind.)
      • “Joe Paul” Deshotel (no party)
      • Ricardo “Reko” Goodley (D)
      • Jimmie “JT” Thomas (D)

Turkey Creek

  • Mayor
    • Bert K. Campbell (R)
    • Victoria “Vicki” Chaddrick (R)
    • “Joey” Ducote (R)
  • Village Council (3 to be elected)
    • Eric Chapelle (R)
    • Shawn “Heavy” Fontenot (R)
    • Krista J. Hebert (R)
    • Jessie E. Johnson (D)
    • Billy “Neal” King Jr. (R)
    • Ashley Melancon (R)

Ville Platte

  • Mayor
    • Karl Bordelon (D)
    • Renee Brown (R)
    • Jennifer Vidrine (D)*
    • Ryan Leday Williams (D)
  • Board of Aldermen
    • Dist. B
      • Anna L. Frank (D)
      • Jerry Joseph (D)*
    • Dist. C
      • Tracey Jagneaux (R)
      • Shirlene O’Connor (R)
    • Dist. D
      • Jordan Anderson (D)*
      • Cortez Fontenot (D)
      • Renaldo J. Frank (D)
      • Shawn C. Roy (D)
      • Vashanski “Shanky” Thomas (D)
    • Dist. E
      • Earl Edward (D)
      • Christina F. Sam (D)*
      • Adam Toussaint (D)
    • Dist. F
      • Bryant Riggs (D)*
      • Leroy Robertson Jr. (D)

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?

Parishwide Communication District — 1.04 Mills Renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall Evangeline Parish Communications District, Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy a one and four hundredths (1.04) mills tax on all the property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $259,000 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 2024 and ending with the year 2033, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating an enhanced 911 emergency telephone system (including the payment of necessary personnel), said millage to represent a two hundredths of a mill (.02) increase (due to reappraisal) over the 1.02 mills tax authorized to be levied through the year 2023 pursuant to an election held on November 6, 2012?

Waterworks Dist. 1 — 12.81 Mills Renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall Waterworks District No. 1 of the Parish of Evangeline, State of Louisiana (the “District”), continue to levy a twelve and eighty-one hundredths (12.81) mills tax on all property subject to taxation in the District (an estimated $431,600 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 2024 and ending with the year 2033, for the purpose of constructing, improving, maintaining, operating and extending the waterworks facilities of the District?

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)

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

  • JUDGE, 13TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT
    • Marcus L. Fontenot (R)
  • SCHOOL BOARD
    • Lonnie D. Sonnier (D)*
    • Karen Vidrine (R)*
    • Micheal “Mike” Fontenot (R)*
    • Sheila Joseph (D)*
    • Wanda Anderson-Skinner (D)*
  • BASILE
    • Police Chief Allen Ivory, Jr. (D)
  • MAMOU
    • Alderman Brook Chapman (R)*
  • VILLE PLATTE
    • Faye Lemoine (no party)*
    • Police Chief A. Perry Thomas (D)