November 18, 2023
Complete but unofficial election returns show that District Six in Evangeline Parish has a new police juror. Challenger Brent Guillory defeated incumbent police juror Eric Soileau in balloting Saturday night. The final vote was Brent Guillory with 466 votes or 55 percent of the vote to Soileau’s 368 votes or 44 percent.
All local millage tax propositions were renewed by voters.
For the Elderly Services proposition , the millage tax was renewed by parish voters with 2394 people cast yes votes while 1091 votes were against the measure.
For the 9-1-1 Communications District millage tax renewal, it passed with 2363 voters voting yes and 1142 voters voting no;
For the Police Jury Ward One millage renewal, the millage tax was approved by 510 to 296;
For School District Number Seven in the Basile School area, the millage tax renewal was approved 159 to 64;
In the Mamou Gravity Drainage District Number Five , the millage tax was renewed with 127 voting yes and 55 voting no;
In Statewide races, Evangeline Parish voters did the following:
For Secretary of State: Nancy Landry defeated Gwen Collins Greenup with Landry getting 2966 votes and her opponent 696 votes;
For Attorney General: Liz Baker Murrill easily defeated Lindsey Cheek, 2977 to 671;
For State Treasurer: John Fleming with 2904 votes beat Dustin Granger who received 748 votes.
In the constitutional amendments: Amendment #1, Evangeline Parish voters approved the amendment 2094 votes with 1327 against which deals with the timing of gubernatorial action on bill;
Amendment #2 deals with repealing certain funds in the state treasury passed by parish voters: 1765 votes yes and 1648 votes no;
Amendment #3-provides for ad valorum tax exemptions for certain first responders. That measure was approved by parish voters with 1874 yes votes and 1560 no votes;
Amendment #4-dealing with the use of money in the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund. That measure was voted down by parish voters: 1827 voted no and 1555 voted yes.
KVPI’s Misty Parker and Mark Layne were there broadcasting complete return coverage on Classic Hits 92.5 KVPI.