Results are in for the March 26, 2022 election
Polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day March 26, 2022. Anyone in line at 8 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Six parishes in the area (Evangeline, Jeff Davis, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Vermilion) cast their votes today on a number of races and propositions.
Election results can be viewed in real-time via GeauxVote Mobile or at www.sos.la.gov.
KATC will update the information below to reflect the results of the election. Below is the breakdown by parish:
Evangeline Parish (complete)
Evangeline Parish residents have voted NO on two tax rededication propositions for the parish.
Voters said no to a Library Tax which would have been used for the purpose of constructing, acquiring, improving, operating and maintaining law enforcement facilities and criminal justice operations in the Parish
They also voted NO to a Health Unit tax which would have been used for the purpose of constructing, acquiring, improving, operating, maintaining law enforcement facilities and criminal court operations in the Parish
Jeff Davis Parish (complete)
District Attorney -- 31st Judicial District Court (Runs in multiple parishes)
Lauren Heinen has been selected to the District Attorney seat for the 31st Judicial District Court. Heinen will take over from Elliott Cassidy who was also in the running for the position. Cassidy was announced interim DA in July 2021 after the death of District Attorney Kevin Millican.
Lauren Heinen received 58 percent of the vote
Town of Lake Arthur Propositions (Town upkeep and maintenance)
The Town of Lake Arthur has voted YES on all three propositions for a continuance of mills tax on property in the town for the use of upkeep and maintenance for recreational facilities and public parks, streets and alleys, and drainage system and drainage ditches.
St. Landry Parish (complete)
Member of School Board -- District 5
Jason Halphen (REP) and Bianca J. Vedell (NOPTY) will head to a run-off in the race for District 5 school board in St. Landry Parish. Halphen received 39 percent of the vote to Vedell's 32 percent.
School Tax propositions
Voters in St. Landry Parish have voted down three tax propositions impacting area schools. Those tax proposals were a part of the school board's "master plan"
- Proposition #1 would have raised teachers' annual salaries by $3,000 and support staff salaries by $2,000 a year — thus generating $6.5 million over the next 10 years.
- Proposition #2 would have provided much-needed improvements to the parish's athletic facilities — to the tune of approximately $662,000 annually over the next decade.
- Proposition #3 concerned capital improvements with the goal of building four new K-4 schools in the parish.
Fire Protection District No. 5
Voters in St. Landry Parish did however say YES to a tax for the purpose of improving, maintaining and operating the District's fire protection facilities, including acquiring and equipping fire trucks and paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes
St. Martin Parish (complete)
Mayor -- City of St. Martinville
This race will go to a runoff election between Melinda Narcisse "Mel" Mitchell (DEM) who received 33% of the vote and Jason Willis (DEM) who received 44% of the vote
Councilman -- District 2, City of St. Martinville
Carol Frederick (NOPTY) has been selected for the councilman District 2 seat with 52% of the vote.
Councilman -- District 3, City of St. Martinville
Jonas A. Fontenette (DEM) was selected as councilman for District 3 with 58 percent of the vote
Councilman -- District 4, City of St. Martinville
The District 4 seat will go to a runoff election between Janise Anthony (DEM) who received 33 percent of the vote and James "Lil Jimmy" Charles (DEM) who received 29 percent.
Councilman -- District 5, City of St. Martinville
This councilman seat will also move on to a runoff election. Florita "Flo" Chatman (DEM) who recieved 44 percent of the vote will face off against Leander "Cush" Williams (DEM) who received 29 percent of the vote.
St. Mary Parish (complete)
Council Member at Large -- City of Franklin
Lester "Motor" Levine, Jr. (DEM) was selected as City of Franklin council member at large with 66 percent of the vote.
Council Member -- District C, City of Franklin
Larry Guilbeau (DEM) was selected as City of Franklin District C council member with 62 percent of the vote.
City of Patterson Propositions
The City of Patterson has voted Yes to all three of their propositions on the ballot, with voters overwhelmingly favoring the change of education level requirement for Mayor and Police Chief. They also voted to amend the rules, allowing the changing of salary for chief of police by the council
Vermilion Parish (complete)
Member of School Board -- District B
Kevin Meyers (REP) has been selected as school board member for District B with 90 percent of the vote.
Mayor -- City of Abbeville
Roslyn R. White (NOPTY) will be taking over the position as Mayor of Abbeville from current Mayor Mark Piazza who did not seek re-election. White won with 59 percent of the vote over Francis Plaisance.
Mayor -- Town of Kaplan
Current Mayor Michael "Mike" Kloesel (IND) will continue on in the top position in the Town of Kaplan. With nearly all precincts reporting, Kloesel stands at 64 percent of the vote over Melissa Guidry.
Chief of Police -- City of Abbeville
The race for Police Chief in Abbeville will head to a runoff between Mike Hardy (REP) and current head of the PD, William "Bill" Spearman (NOPTY). Hardy received 41 percent of the vote to Spearman's 44 percent.
Alderman at Large -- Town of Kaplan
Dirk Gary (REP) was selected as Town of Kaplan Alderman with 68 percent of the vote.
Councilman at Large -- City of Abbeville
Carlton Campbell (DEM) will take the councilman at-large position in Abbeville with 53 percent of the vote.
Alderman -- District A, Town of Kaplan
Randy G. Campbell (DEM) has been selected to the Alderman seat for District A in the Town of Kaplan with 64 percent of the vote
Councilman -- District A, City of Abbeville
Tony J. Hardy (REP) has been selected as Councilman for District A in Abbeville with 53 percent of the vote.
Councilman -- District C, City of Abbeville
Brady Broussard, Jr. (IND) was selected as Councilman for District C in Abbeville with 71 percent of the vote.
Councilman -- District D, City of Abbeville
Terry Y. Broussard (DEM) was selected as Councilman for District D in Abbeville with 69 percent of the vote.
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