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Election results for St. Martin Parish

Election results are taken from the Secretary of State’s website.
Posted at 9:08 PM, Nov 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-16 23:28:40-05

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. — In St. Martin Parish, there were run-offs for two seats on the parish council. In Breaux Bridge, voters gave a big thumbs-up to a sales tax to support city public works projects.

Council Member District 2
6 of 6 Precincts Reporting - 100%
Absentee Reporting - 100%

  • Carla Jean Batiste (Democrat) - 52%, Votes: 1,110
  • Thomas Nelson (Democrat) - 48%, Votes: 1,014

Total: 2,124
Unofficial Turnout: 52.1%

Council Member District 7
5 of 5 Precincts reporting - 100%
Absentee reporting - 100%

  • Vincent Alexander (Democrat) - 50%, Votes: 937
  • Albert "Da Da" Menard (Democrat) - 50%, Votes: 920

Total: 1,857
Unofficial Turnout: 49.4%

Also on the ballot are a new sales tax in Breaux Bridge and a millage renewal for a water and sewer district:

City of Breaux Bridge - 1% S&U Tax - M&BOA - Perp.
City of Breaux Bridge Proposition (Sales Tax)
Shall the City of Breaux Bridge, State of Louisiana (the "City"), be authorized to levy and collect a tax of one percent (1%) (the "Tax") upon the sale at retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption, and the storage for use or consumption, of tangible personal property and on sales of services in the City, all as defined by law, in perpetuity, beginning January 1, 2020 (an estimated $2,700,000 reasonably expected at this time to be collected from the levy of the Tax for an entire year), with the proceeds of the Tax (after paying the reasonable and necessary costs and expenses of collecting and administering the Tax) to be dedicated and used solely for the purposes of (i) acquiring, constructing, improving, maintaining and/or operating infrastructure, including public streets, sidewalks and rights-of-way, drainage, water works, parks and recreation facilities, and the purchasing and acquiring of necessary equipment, land and rights-of-way for any of the aforesaid public works, improvements and facilities, (ii) public safety, including police and fire operations, facilities and equipment and (iii) cultural and economic development?

8 of 8 Precincts reporting -100%
Absentee reporting - 100%

  • Yes - 61%, Votes: 1,670
  • No - 39%, Votes: 1,085

Total: 2,755
Unofficial Turnout: 51.45%

Water and Sewer Commision No. 1 - 4.78 Mills Renewal - BOC - 10 Yrs.
Water and Sewer Commission No. 1 Proposition (Millage Renewal)
Shall St. Martin Parish Water and Sewer Commission No. 1, State of Louisiana (the "Commission") continue to levy a four and seventy-eight hundredths (4.78) mills tax (the estimated amount reasonably expected to be collected from the levy of said tax for one entire year being $118,600) on all the property subject to taxation within the jurisdiction and territorial limits of the Commission, for a period of ten (10) years, beginning with the year 2020 and ending with the year 2029, for the purpose of improving, extending, maintaining and operating sewers and sewage disposal works of the Commission?

2 of 2 Precincts reporting - 100%
Absentee reporting - 100%

  • Yes - 72%, Votes: 369
  • No - 28%, Votes: 141

Total: 510
Unofficial Turnout: 48.4%