Voters elect new port commission member, renew tax
Tenth Ward voters approved a tax renewal for Special
Education District No. 1 and elected Rodney Gisclair, Sr., R- Cut Off, to the
Greater Lafourche Port Commission's Division D seat in a tight race in
Saturday's runoff elections.
The Lafourche Parish Council also has a new member as James
Honore Bourgeois, R-Raceland, won the District 5 council seat.
The tax renewal of 4.98 mills for Special Education
District is expected to bring in $3.4 million that will go toward constructing,
improving, maintaining or operating the district's facilities.
The tax renewal was supported by 1,811 (81 percent)
with 441 (19 percent) who voted against it. Complete, but unofficial results
list the turnout at about 19.1 percent.
The tax goes into effect next year and expires in
In a tight race for the Port Commission seat, Gisclair
received 1,191 votes, or 51 percent, to Lafont’s 1,132 votes, or 49 percent. Turnout
was about 19.6 percent.
In the District 5 council race, Bourgeois received 153
votes, or 57 percent. Fellow Raceland resident Holly "Scooter"
LeBoeuf, no party, received 129 votes, or about 43 percent.
Turnout was about 5.5 percent.
District 5 includes Bayou Blue, part of Raceland and
the western edge of Pointe-aux-Chenes.
Posted on Sun, April 10, 2016
by The Lafourche Gazette