Official Results for the January 19, 2002 election are as follows:

City of Eunice 1% Sales Tax Renewal (Multi-parish)

Yes

18 85.71%
No 3 14.29%

Official Results for the April 6, 2002 election are as follows:

Acadia – St. Landry Hospital Tax Renewal

Yes

275 83.5%
No 54 16.4%

Official Results for the July 20, 2002 election are as follows:

Acadia Parish 1/4% Sales Tax – Mosquito Control

Yes

2427 47.63%
No 2669 52.37%

Acadia/Evangeline Millage Renewal for Fire Protection

Yes

76 93.83%
No 5 6.17%

Official Results for the October 12, 2002 election are as follows:

15th JDC Judge Division J

Kristian Earles

7094 50.55%
“Kenny” Privat 6941 49.45%

15th JDC Judge Division B (Multi-parish)

Jules Edwards

962 71.68%
Glenn Labbe 380 28.32%

School Board Member District 2

Lyle C. Johnson

1039 50.27%
Douglas J. “Doug” Lacombe 1028 49.73%

School Board Member District 3

Lynn Shamsie

1112 56.33%
Kerry Stutes 862 43.67%

School Board Member District 4

John H. Quebodeaux

1028 55.84%
John Suire 813 44.16%

School Board Member District 5

Roland J. Boudreaux

1250 46.30%
Nolton J. Senegal Sr. 855 31.67%
Rodney J. Trahan 595 22.04%

School Board Member District 6

Gene I. Daigle

960 55.72%
John Lee Smith 763 44.28%

Justice of the Peace Ward 2

Joseph Wayne Doucet

628 61.15%
Pearl Perrodin 399 38.85%

City of Crowley – Mayor

Isabella L. delaHoussaye

3222 81.92%
Michael J. Ritchie 711 18.08%

City of Crowley – Chief of Police

K.P. Gibson

2816 70.74%
Paul C. Lavergne 1165 29.26%

Crowley Alderman – Ward 1 Division B

“Kitty” Valdetero

585 52.89%
Adam Gates 521 47.11%

Crowley Alderman – Ward 2 Division A

James M. Buatt

607 59.98%
Albert J. “Al” Leleux 405 40.02%

Crowley Alderman – Ward 4 Division A

Woodrow “Woody” Marceaux

627 67.20%
Elliot Dore 306 32.80%

City of Rayne – Mayor

James J. “Jimbo” Petitjean

2310 68.00%
Martha Royer 1087 32.00%

City of Rayne – Chief of Police

George Melancon

1656 48.53%
Carroll Stelly 1538 45.08%
Albert L. Bouillion Sr. 218 6.39%

City of Rayne – Alderman at Large

Paul Molbert

1773 54.42%
Wilbert Stelly 1485 45.58%

Rayne Alderman – Ward 2

Jude “Butch” Abshire

646 80.85%
“Joe” Menard Jr. 153 19.15%

Rayne Alderman – Ward 3

Gerard L. “Jerry” Arceneaux

565 64.20%
Maurice Menard 315 35.80%

Rayne Alderman – Ward 4

Gerald L. Foreman

476 43.63%
Jack McIntyre 374 34.28%
Steve Matte 241 22.09%

Town of Church Point – Mayor

Roger Boudreaux

907 52.79%
Michael K. Saucier 587 34.17%
Roderick J. Wimberley 224 13.04%

Town of Church Point – Chief of Police

Albert J. Venable Sr.

937 54.80%
Steven R. Gosvener 578 33.80%
Vernon Semien 134 7.84%
Murphy Leopaul 61 3.57%

Town of Church Point Alderman – Ward 1

“Mel” Green

325 75.41%
Michael Malbrough 106 24.59%

Town of Church Point Alderman – Ward 2

Alexis Jagneaux Jr.

194 59.69%
Harold Deshotel 131 40.31%

Town of Church Point Alderman – Ward 3

Gary J. Duplechin

161 53.49%
John “Big Mac” McBride 81 26.91%
Carole Deshotel 59 19.60%

Town of Church Point Alderman – Ward 4

Theresa R. “Teasie” Cary

188 51.79%
Carl P. Daigle 175 48.21%

Town of Church Point Alderman – Ward 5

Errol “Slu” Comeaux

169 63.77%
Dallas Matte 96 36.23%

Town of Iota – Chief of Police

Scott Pousson

376 73.44%
Richard Breaux 136 26.56%

Town of Iota – Alderman (5 to be elected)

Troy Lantz

393 16.54%
Raleigh Miller 286 12.04%
Warren C. Pousson 283 11.91%
Cody Leckelt 275 11.57%
R.B. “Toby” Fontenot 254 10.69%
Thomas W. Miller 242 10.19%
Robert “Bobby” Walker 231 9.72%
“Doug” Kidder 207 8.71%
Kevin Dwayne Dietz 205 8.63%

Village of Estherwood – Chief of Police

James Burnett Sr.

162 51.27%
Herman Mire 99 31.33%
Noelton Joseph Pommier 55 17.41%

Village of Estherwood – Alderman (3 to be elected)

Emily Roy

216 26.67%
“Bill” Maples 190 23.46%
Winford Guillory 163 20.12%
Harold Manny Trahan 142 17.53%
Jo Ann S. Villejoin 99 12.22%

Village of Mermentau – Alderman (2 to be elected)

Peggy Bergeaux

100 29.50%
Doris Trahan Sr. 90 26.55%
Darla Istre 84 24.78%
“Becky” Cormier 59 17.40%
Crystal Premo 6 1.77%

Town of Duson – Chief of Police

Roland Lewis

9 39.13%
Scott D. Gary 7 30.43%
John Lofton 6 26.09
Archie Guidry 1 4.35%

Town of Duson – Alderman (5 to be elected)

Marquita R. Henry

19 18.63%
Alvin Felix 15 14.71%
Gerald Alleman 14 13.73%
Eugene “Gene” Cahanin 14 13.73%
Dwayne Bowers 12 11.76%
Jimmy A. Champagne 12 11.76%
Johnny Thibodeaux 11 10.78%
Larry Thibodeaux 5 4.90%

City of Eunice – Mayor (Multi-parish)

Kenneth J. Peart

59 51.30%
E. Lynn LeJeune 56 48.70%

City of Eunice – Chief of Police (Multi-parish)

Gary “Goose” Fontenot

54 47.37%
Donald “Smitty” Smith 38 33.33%
“Randy” Fontenot 22 19.30%

City of Eunice Alderman – Ward 3 (Multi-parish)

Chawana V. Fontenot

89 79.46%
Alvin T. Klein 23 20.54%

Town of Basile – Mayor (Multi-parish)

Berline Boone

0 0.00%
Charlotte Smith 0 0.00%

Town of Basile – Chief of Police (Multi-parish)

Curtis Arceneaux

0 0.00%
Patrick Comeaux 0 0.00%
Alan Ivory Jr. 0 0.00%

School Board Tax Renewal – District 7

Yes

63 55.75%
No 50 44.25%

Fire Protection District 8 Parcel Fee

Yes

291 76.98%
No 87 23.02%

Official Results for the November 5, 2002 election are as follows:

U.S. Senator (Statewide)

Mary Landrieu

6991 42.05%
Suzanne Haik Terrell 4619 27.78%
John Cooksey 2516 15.13%
“Tony” Perkins 2001 12.04%
Raymond Brown 358 2.15%
Patrick E. “Live Wire” Landry 67 0.40%
Ernest Edward Skillman, Jr. 29 0.17%
Gary D. Robbins 26 0.16%
James Lemann 19 0.11%

U.S. 7th Congressional Representative (Multi-parish)

“Chris John”

14111 88.50%
Roberto Valletta 1833 11.50%

Acadia Parish Police Jury Proposition – 1/4% Sales Tax for Mosquito Control

No

7406 50.75%
Yes 7188 49.25%

Acadia Parish School Board Member – District 5

Roland J. Boudreaux

1792 62.09%
Nolton J. Senegal, Jr. 1094 37.91%

City of Rayne – Chief of Police

George Melancon

1879 52.80%
Carroll J. Stelly 1680 47.20%

City of Rayne – Alderman Ward 4

Gerald L. Foreman

406 52.19%
Jack McIntyre 372 47.81%

Town of Duson – Chief of Police (Multi-parish)

Roland Lewis

17 73.91%
Scott D. Gary 6 26.09%

Constitutional Amendment #1 – Changes to Legislative Session

Summary:  To change general legislative sessions from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years and fiscal sessions from even-numbered years to odd-numbered years; to provide for the consideration of not more than five prefiled bills per member which are not within the subject matter limitations during fiscal sessions; to provide that the legislation which levies, authorizes, increases, decreases, or repeals a fee or which dedicates revenue, and local and special bills; to extend the length of the fiscal sessions; and to provide for certain legislative deadlines during annual regular sessions.

Against

8369 58.27%
For 5993 41.73%

Constitutional Amendment #2 – Income/Sales Tax Swap

Summary:  To retain the current limitation on individual income tax rates; to eliminate the current limitation on individual income tax brackets; to provide that the state individual and joint income tax schedule of rates and brackets shall never exceed the rates and brackets set forth in Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes on January 1, 2003, to provide that the state sales tax and use tax rate on food for home consumption, consumer purchases of natural gas, electricity, water, and prescription drugs shall be two percent for the period of January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003, and to prohibit on July 1, 2003 the imposition of state sales and use tax on food for home consumption, consumer purchases of natural gas, electricity, water, and prescription drugs.

Against

8518 56.80%
For 6479 43.20%

Constitutional Amendment #3 – State Budget Adjustments

Summary:  To authorize the legislature to establish procedures determining projected deficits and budget adjustments related to deficit avoidance; to provide that such pr0cedures for amendment may be made by specific legislation enacted by a favorable two-thirds vote of the legislature; to authorize adjustments of up to five percent of constitutionally protected and mandated allocations and appropriations if aggregate reductions of seven-tenths of one percent of allocations and appropriations from the state general fund have been made; to limit such reductions of the Minimum Foundation Program to one percent; to authorize the transfer of monies from one fund to another as a result of such budget adjustments, but not to exceed the amount of the deficit; to authorize, for the purposes of the budget estimate and enactment of the budget for the next fiscal year, that if the official revenue forecast for the next fiscal year is at least one percent less than the forecast for the current fiscal year, an amount not to exceed five percent of the monies appropriated from any fund established by law or constitution shall be available for appropriation in the next fiscal year for a purpose other than as specified by law or constitution shall be available for appropriation in the next fiscal year for a purpose other than as specified by law or constitution; to limit amounts available for use for other purposes with respect to the Minimum Foundation Program to one percent; to exempt from such reductions any revenues dedicated or pledged as security for bonds, the severance tax and royalty allocations to parishes, retirement contributions, the Louisiana Education Quality Trust Fund, the Millennium Trust except for appropriations from the trust, and monies not required to be deposited in the state treasury; and to authorize the legislature to provide for the implementation of these provisions.

Against

7501 51.74%
For 6996 48.26%

Constitutional Amendment #4 – Removal of Public Employees

Summary:  To require that the legislature provide by general law for the removal of any state or local public employees, whether classified or unclassified, from his position of employment for conviction, during his employment, of a felony as defined by law.

For

9438 66.22%
Against 4815 33.78%

Constitutional Amendment #5 – Retirement Community Tax Break

Summary:  Authorizes the State Board of Commerce and Industry, with the approval of the governor and the affected local governing authorities, to contract with developers of retirement communities for the exemption from local or special ad valorem taxes.

Against

8889 63.95%
For 5011 36.05%

Constitutional Amendment #6 – Supplemental Pay for Police & Fire Fighters

Summary:  To require the governor’s recommended budget estimate to include amounts sufficient to fully fund the cost of state supplemental pay for full-time local law enforcement and fire protection officers as required by law in effect on July 1, 2001; to require, beginning July 1, 2003, appropriations to fully fund such supplemental pay; to provide for the reduction of such appropriations, under certain circumstances, with the consent of two-thirds of the members of each house of the legislature.

For

9701 66.44%
Against 4901 33.56%

Constitutional Amendment #7 – One Time Filing for Senior Tax Break

Summary:  To provide that persons qualifying for the special assessment level for certain persons aged sixty-five or older shall not be required to reapply annually.

For

7900 57.11%
Against 5932 42.89%

Constitutional Amendment #8 – Higher Education Investment

Summary:  To authorize the institutions of higher education or their management boards to invest in stocks up to fifty percent of certain funds received from gifts and grants, endowments, and other funds.

Against

8521 60.86%
For 5481 39.14%

Constitutional Amendment #9 – Medicaid Trust Fund Investment

Summary:  To authorize the investment in stocks of up to thirty-five percent of the Medical Trust Fund for the Elderly.

Against

8660 61.59%
For 5400 38.41%

Constitutional Amendment #10 – Farmers Drought Protection Fund

Summary:  To authorize the legislature by law to establish and implement programs to assist farmers who voluntarily forgo irrigating with groundwater for agricultural production for the purpose of protecting, conserving, or replenishing groundwater supply during periods of drought or to provide for the development and enhancement of surface water resources for use by farmers for irrigation purposes, or both, and to provide revenue to fund such assistance; to establish the Drought Protection Trust Fund as a special fund in the state treasury; to provide for sources of monies in the fund and use of the fund.

Against

8432 59.42%
For 5758 40.58%

Constitutional Amendment #11 – Offshore Drilling Rig Tax Break

Summary:  To exempt from ad valorem taxation drilling rigs used exclusively for the exploration and development of minerals outside the territorial limits of the state in Outer Continental Shelf waters which are within the state for the purpose of being stored, stacked, converted, renovated, or repaired, and any property incorporated in or used in the operation of such drilling rigs.

Against

8010 57.99%
For 5802 42.01%

Constitutional Amendment #12 – Qualification for Livingston Parish Coroner

Summary: To provide that the qualifications for office of coroner in Livingston Parish may be established by law.

Against

8317 60.49%
For 5432 39.51%

Official Results for the December 7, 2002 election are as follows:

U.S. Senator (Statewide)

Suzanne Haik Terrell

8214 53.31%
Mary Landrieu 7195 46.69%