JENNINGS, La. (KLFY) — The Nov. 8, 2022, primary election will feature a number of mayoral, school board, police chief and council races across the parish and in Lake Arthur and Elton. 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 Jeff Davis 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.

Jeff Davis Parish Registrar of Voters

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School Board

  • Dist. 4
    • Summer Lejeune (no party)
    • Denise Perry (no party)*
  • Dist. 5
    • Donald “Donn E.” Dees (no party)*
    • Paula LeJeune (R)
  • Dist. 6
    • Janet Jones (D)
    • Rhondella Richard (R)
  • Dist. 7
    • “Greg” Patterson (R)
    • James “Jimmy” Segura (Ind.)*
  • Dist. 8
    • Joseph Carter (R)
    • David Doise (R)*
  • Dist. 10
    • Richard McNabb (Ind.)*
    • Russell Walker (R)
  • Dist. 13
    • Mattie Dugas Brassell (no party)
    • Blake Petry (R)

Elton

  • Mayor
    • Brandon Kelley (R)
    • Kesia Lemoine (Ind.)
    • Brandilyn Soileau (Ind.)
    • Jared “FireCracker” Trahan (R)
  • Police Chief
    • Bruce Lemelle (D)*
    • Lane Perkins (Ind.)
  • Town Council (5 to be elected)
    • Saydie Ackless (Ind.)
    • Forest K. Ardoin (D)*
    • Erica Francis (D)*
    • Mary “Kim” Fuselier Thibodeaux (R)
    • “Tony” Guillory (no party)
    • Trudy J. Patterson (Ind.)
    • Michael Pierrotti (R)

Lake Arthur

  • Mayor
    • Sampson “Poncho” LeJeune (R)
    • Gabe Trahan (Ind.)
  • Police Chief
    • Trenton Thames (Ind.)
    • Jered Thomas (R)
  • Town Council (5 to be elected)
    • Debbie Abshire-Sonnier (R)
    • Duke Broussard II (R)
    • Corey Conner (R)
    • Mahlon LeBlanc (R)
    • Ricky Monceaux (no party)*
    • Auldon Robinson (D)*
    • Sherry Womack (no party)

Propositions

Road Dist. 12 of Wards 6, 7 and 8 — 10.94 Mills Renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall Road District No. Twelve (12) of Wards Six (6), Seven (7) and Eight (8) of the Parish of Jefferson Davis, State of Louisiana, except the Town of Welsh (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy a ten and ninety-four hundredths (10.94) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $771,600 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 2023 and ending with the year 2032, for the purpose of improving and maintaining Parish roads within the District, title to which shall be in the public?

Jeff Davis Central Waterworks Dist. — 10.24 Mills Renewal, 10 yrs.

Shall Jefferson Davis Central Waterworks District, Jefferson Davis Parish, State of Louisiana (the “District”), be authorized to continue to levy a ten and twenty-four hundredths (10.24) mills on all property subject to taxation within the District (an estimated $511,200 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 or operating waterworks facilities in the District, said millage to represent a thirty-four hundredths of a mill (.34) increase (due to reappraisal) over the 9.9 mills tax authorized to be levied through the year 2023 pursuant to an election held November 6, 2012?

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)

3rd Circuit Court of Appeal Judge, Dist. 3, Elec. Sec. 2B

  • Guy Bradberry (R)
  • Clayton Davis (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
    • Phillip Arceneaux (D)*
    • “Greg” Bordelon (no party)*
    • Malon Dobson (no party)*
    • Charles Bruchhaus (D)*
    • Paul Trahan (R)*
    • Blake Frey (R)