School teacher raise proposal fails; Three of four Road tax proposals fail; Road District Two passes; Anderson re-elected as Cottonport Police Chief

Avoyelles Parish said no to teacher pay raises in Saturday's election, as well as turned down road taxes in three of the four districts.
District two was the lone area to pass a millage for maintaining parish roads. District 2 is composed of Wards 6, 7, 8 and 11, which includes Simmesport, Moreauville and Plaucheville.
The tax should generate between $800,000 and $900,000 a year for roads in District 2.

In the only run-off election for a local race, Ernest Anderson won re-election as chief of police in Cottonport.
John Kennedy carried Avoyelles, as he did the state, for the the U. S. Senate seat vacated by David Vitter.

Complete returns from Avoyelles Parish:

SENATE
49 of 49 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
2,463 Foster Campbell (DEM) 35%
4,529 John Kennedy (REP) 65%
Total: 6,992
Unofficial Turnout: 27.9%

Chief of Police -- Town of Cottonport
4 of 4 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
404 Earnest Anderson, Jr. (DEM) 63%
241 Steven John Gauthier (REP) 37%
Total: 645
Unofficial Turnout: 49.3%

School Board -- 1% S&U - SB - Perpetual Sales Tax
49 of 49 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
3,096 YES 46%
3,687 NO 54%
Total: 6,783
Unofficial Turnout: 27.1%

Road District No. 1 -- 25 Mills - PJ - 10 Yrs.
18 of 18 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
558 YES 40%
822 NO 60%
Total: 1,380
Unofficial Turnout: 21.6%

Road District No. 2 -- 30 Mills - PJ - 10 Yrs.
18 of 18 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
871 YES 53%
783 NO 47%
Total: 1,654
Unofficial Turnout: 29.7%

Road District No. 3 -- 25 Mills - PJ - 10 Yrs.
15 of 15 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
691 YES 36%
1,218 NO 64%
Total: 1,909
Unofficial Turnout: 25.3%

Road District No. 4 -- 25 Mills - PJ - 10 Yrs.
12 of 12 precincts reporting - 100%
absentee reporting - 100% Votes
749 YES 43%
1,005 NO 57%
Total: 1,754
Unofficial Turnout: 31.6%

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