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Voters elect school board members, renew taxes

Voters elect school board members, renew taxes


Lafourche voters Saturday filled the final three seats on the Lafourche Parish School Board and renewed property taxes for the next decade.

In District 1, voters elected Christine Naquin “Tina” Babin (no party) with 526 votes (69 percent), defeating Pamela McCann (no party), who received 234 votes (31 percent). About 15.3 percent of registered voters in the district participated.

In District 8, Tyler Dufrene (Republican) won with 426 votes (55 percent), defeating Republican Barry Uzee, who received 350 votes (45 percent). About 20.2 percent of registered voters in the district participated.

Independent Randy Schouest took the District 9 School Board seat with 644 votes (71 percent), defeating Democractic incumbent Julie Breaux, who received 259 votes (29 percent). About 26.2 percent of registered voters in the district cast ballots.

Breaux was the only incumbent on the Lafourche ballot. Eight members of the 15-member board are departing on Dec. 31.

Voters approved a 10-mill property tax renewal for Fire Protection District 9 in Gheens with 186 of them voting in favor (88 percent) to 26 (12 percent) voting against. About 34.7 percent of registered voters participated.

Golden Meadow voters favored a 5-mill property tax renewal with 127 voting in favor (71 percent) to 51 voting against (29 percent). About 13.6 percent of registered voters participated.

Voters living in unincorporated areas of Lafourche approved a sales tax renewal for Law Enforcement District 1 with 4,295 voting in favor (61 percent) and 2,787 (39 percent) voting against. About 15 percent of registered voters participated.

Half of a 1 percent sales tax for the Sheriff’s Office is permanent, but the other half must go to a vote to be renewed every 10 years.