Official Results for the July 15, 2006 election are as follows:

Fire Protection District No. 10 Proposition (Parcel Fee)

Summary: 10 Year, $50.00 parcel fee for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, maintaining and operating fire protection facilities and equipment, including paying the cost of obtaining water for fire protection purposes, the salaries of firemen and all purposes incidental thereto, subject to funding into bonds.

Yes

479 72.80%
No 179 27.20%

Second Ward Gravity Drainage District No. 1 Proposition

Summary: 10 Year, 10 mills property tax for constructing, improving, maintaining and operating drainage works for the district.

Yes

73 78.50%
No 20 21.50%

Official Results for the September 30, 2006 election are as follows:

Secretary of State (Statewide)

Mary Chehardy (R)

617 4.54%
Rayburn Clipper (L) 142 1.04%
James “Jim” Crowley (NO) 529 3.89%
“Jay” Dardenne (R) 1364 10.05%
“Mike” Francis (R) 7824 57.65%
Francis C. Heitmeier (D) 2876 21.19%
Allen “Al” Leone 219 1.61%

Commissioner of Insurance (Statewide)

James David Cain (R)

6063 46.72%
James J. “Jim” Donelon (R) 4336 33.42%
DeAnne Henke (R) – Withdrew 1412 10.88%
S.B.A. Zaitoon 1167 8.98%

Member of School Board – District 2

Lyle C. Johnson (D)

656 36.24%
Douglas J. “Doug” LaCombe (O) 648 35.81%
Cliff “Coach O” Oestriecher (D) 506 27.95%

Member of School Board – District 7

Donald Amy (D)

650 43.81%
James “Bozo” Higginbotham (D) 834 56.19%

Member of School Board – District 8

Robert McManus (D)

711 38.28%
Milton Simar (D) 1146 61.72%

Mayor – City of Crowley

“Greg” Jones (R)

1477 36.15%
Woodrow “Woody” Marceaux (D) 1285 31.44%
Ezora Proctor (D) 1325 32.41%

Mayor – Town of Church Point

Roger Boudreaux (D)

1115 66.48%
Richard M. Horecky (D) 562 33.52%

Mayor – Village of Mermentau

David W. Fruge (D)

141 67.15%
Myrtis A. Gautreaux (D) 69 32.85%

Mayor – Village of Morse

Leon Clement (D)

107 35.91%
Donlean Gary (D) 191 64.09%

Mayor – City of Eunice (Multi-parish)

E. Lynn LeJeune (D)

78 62.40%
Robert “Bob” Morris (R) 47 37.60%

Mayor – Town of Basile (Multi-parish)

John “J.J.” Jenkins (D)

0 0.00%
Berline B. Sonnier (D) 2 100.00%

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

Ronald Dies (D)

61 48.42%
Gary “Goose” Fontenot (O) 65 51.58%
Carlton Thibodeaux (D) 0 0.00%
Gerald Watley (D) 0 0.00%

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

Scott Gary (R)

1 41.17%
Joseph “TJ” Johnfore (O) 9 52.94%
Roland Lewis (D) 7 5.89%

Chief of Police – City of Rayne

John W. “Piggy” Arceneaux (R)

627 22.36%
Eddie Guidry (D) 232 8.28%
George Melancon Sr. (D) 759 27.08%
Carroll Stelly (D) 1185 42.28%

Chief of Police – Town of Church Point

Ronald Carrier (O)

631 38.05%
Wiley e. “Ned” Mauldin (NO) 257 15.51%
Albert J. Venable Sr. (D) 770 46.44%

Chief of Police – Village of Estherwood

James R. Burnett Sr. (O)

64 23.98%
Kevin LeBlanc (NO) 123 46.06%
Wayne Welsh (O) 80 29.96%

Chief of Police – Village of Morse

Roger Lafosse (D)

36 12.25%
Jason Todd Richard (D) 258 87.75%

Alderman Ward 1 – City of Rayne

Romel Charles (R)

136 25.37%
Ann Domingue Washington (D) 400 74.62%

Alderman Ward 1 – Town of Church Point

Mel Green (R)

169 46.81%
Debra Guidry-Thomas (D) 156 43.21%
Linda B. Malbrough (D) 36 9.98%

Alderman Ward 2 Division A – City of Crowley

James M. Buatt (D)

497 46.49%
Todd W. Whiting (D) 572 53.50%

Alderman Ward 2 Division B – City of Crowley

Lyle O. Fogleman Jr. (D)

516 47.25%
Michael H. Landry (R) 250 22.90%
“J.C.” Webb (R) 326 29.85%

Alderman Ward 2 – Town of Church Point

Kevin “Hobie” Fontenot (R)

211 72.02%
Ronnie Richard (D) 82 27.98%

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

Chawana V. Fontenot (R)

91 74.59%
Betty Pousson Young (R) 31 25.41%

Alderman Ward 3 – City of Rayne

Gerard “Jerry” Arceneaux (R)

462 64.16%
Michael Normand (D) 258 35.84%

Alderman Ward 3 Division A – City of Crowley

Nelson J. Arceneaux (D)

430 41.22%
Vernon “Step” Martin (D) 613 58.78%

Alderman Ward 3 Division B – City of Crowley

Cliff “Mutt” Augustine (D)

149 14.52%
Rannie “Baby Ray” Batiste (D) 208 20.27%
Woodrow “Tact” Harmon (D) 76 7.40%
Laurita D. Pete (D) 593 57.79%

Alderman Ward 3 – Town of Church Point

Ray A. Doucet (D)

129 48.86%
Gary J. Duplechin 135 51.13%

Alderman Ward 4 Division A – City of Crowley

Elliot Dore

478 63.15%
J. Larry DuBose 279 36.85%

Alderman Ward 4 Division B – City of Crowley

Mary Melancon (D)

446 58.14%
Earl J. Richard (D) 321 41.86%

Alderman District 4 – Town of Basile (Multi-parish)

Frank Ceasar Sr. (D)

0 0.00%
Elzy “Popeye” Richardson (D) 0 0.00%

Alderman Ward 4 – Town of Church Point

Theresa “Teasie” Cary (D)

176 44.23%
Aimia “MiMi” Doucet (R) 222 55.77%

Alderman Ward 5 – Town of Church Point

Errol “Slu” Comeaux 119 40.61%

Toby L. Leger (O)

95 32.42%
Marcus Mills (O) 79 26.96%

Alderman – Town of Iota (5)

Kevin Dwayne Dietz (R)

265 13.97%
R.B. “Toby” Fontenot (D) 304 16.04%
Troy Lantz (D) 365 19.25%
Cody Leckelt (R) 325 17.15%
Raleigh Miller (D) 302 15.93%
Warren C. Pousson (D) 335 17.66%

Alderman – Village of Estherwood (3)

Anthony Borill (D)

131 33.51%
John Monceaux (NO) 101 25.83%
“Tim” Savant (D) 116 29.67%
Donald Popp – (R) Withdrew 43 10.99%

Alderman – Village of Mermentau (3)

Troy Cormier (D)

115 20.68%
Ernest “Sheeney” Gautreaux (D) 160 28.77%
Gerald Godeaux (D) 62 11.15%
Darla Istre (D) 133 23.93%
Shaun Viator (D) 86 15.47%

Alderman – Village of Morse (3)

“Chris” Badeaux (D)

100 12.03%
Wade Clement (R) 188 22.62%
Christine A. Hanks (O) 80 9.63%
Robert P. “Butch” Istre (D) 193 23.23%
Dale Louviere (D) 196 23.58%
Michael Roy Richard (D) 74 8.91%

Alderman – Town of Duson (Multi-parish) 5 to be elected

Gerald Alleman (D)

6 11.76%
Dwayne Bowers (D) 8 15.68%
Eugene Cahanin (D) 7 13.73%
“Jimmy” Champagne (D) 10 19.61%
Alvin Felix (D) 10 19.61%
Harold “Thib” Thibodeaux (D) 10 19.61%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #1

Summary: To change the name from the Wetlands Conservation and Restoration Fund to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund; to provide that the eligible federal revenues received by the state generated from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas activity shall be credited used only for purposes of coastal wetlands conservation, coastal restoration, hurricane protection, and infrastructure directly impacted by coastal wetland losses.

For

9964 77.47%
Against 2897 22.52%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #2

Summary: Requires twenty percent of the proceeds of tobacco securitization to be deposited in the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund, with a portion to be used for barrier island stabilization and preservation, and repeals the Louisiana Coastal Restoration Fund.

For

9430 74.00%
Against 3312 26.00%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #3

Summary: To authorize the legislature to establish regional flood protection authorities and provide for its governing authority, powers, duties, and functions, for the governing authority of levee districts within the territorial jurisdiction of the regional authority, and authorizing ad valorem taxes subject to voter approval.

For

9519 74.88%
Against 3193 25.12%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #4

Summary: To provide that compensation paid for the taking of, or loss or damage to, property rights affected by the construction, enlargement, improvement, or modification of hurricane protection projects, including mitigation related thereto, shall be limited to the compensation required by the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution; to provide an exception for the taking of buildings or structures destroyed or damaged by an event for which a presidential declaration of major disaster or emergency was issued, if the taking occurs within three years of such event; and to authorize the legislature by law to provide procedures and definitions for these requirements.

For

6899 55.08%
Against 5625 44.92%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #5

Summary: To prohibit the expropriation of property by the state or a political subdivision of the state for predominant use by or transfer to a private person or entity under certain circumstances; to define “public purposes” relative to the expropriation of property; to provide exceptions for the operation of public ports and airports and for the expropriation of property for industrial development purposes; and to provide for items included in just compensation to be paid to the owner of the expropriated property.

For

6024 49.91%
Against 6047 50.09%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #6

Summary: To prohibit, except in limited instances, the transfer or lease of property expropriated by the state or its political subdivisions to any person without first offering the property to the original owner; to provide that unused expropriated property be declared surplus property to be first offered to the original owner prior to sale to the general public by competitive bid.

For

5590 47.16%
Against 6264 52.84%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #7

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

For

6620 54.69%
Against 5483 45.31%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #8

Summary: To authorize the continuation of the homestead exemption and the special assessment level where the homestead had been destroyed or is uninhabitable due to a declared disaster or emergency.

For

8529 71.16%
Against 3458 28.84%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #9

Summary: To provide that no law, unless enacted by two-thirds of the elected members of each house of the legislature, requiring increased expenditures for any purpose shall be applicable to any city, parish, or other local public school board until approved by school board resolution or until, and as long as, the legislature appropriates funds to the school board for the purpose and only to the extent and amount of such funds or until a law provides for a local source of revenue to the school board for the purpose and the school board is authorized to levy and collect such revenue and only to the extent and amount of such revenue; and to provide for exceptions to such prohibition on increasing the financial burden of city, parish, and other local public school boards.

For

5827 49.00%
Against 6066 51.00%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #10

Summary: To authorize the investment in stocks of up to thirty-five percent of the state-funded permanently endowed funds of public or private colleges and universities.

For

5946 50.41%
Against 5847 49.59%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #11

Summary: To extend the homestead exemption to property owned by a revocable trust, in addition to the existing application to property owned by an irrevocable trust.

For

6452 54.19%
Against 5454 45.81%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #12

Summary: To provide for the filling of vacancies in the lieutenant governor’s office and other statewide elective offices; to provide that in more than one year remains in the term, the person nominated by the governor and confirmed by the legislature to serve as lieutenant governor or the first assistant in other statewide elected offices, shall fill the vacancy only until the office can be filled at the next regular statewide or congressional election or until the governor is required to call a special election.

For

7135 60.31%
Against 4694 39.69%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #13

Summary: To provide that a person shall have been admitted to the practice of law for ten years preceding election to the supreme court or a court of appeals and for eight years preceding election to a district court, family court, parish court, or court having solely juvenile jurisdiction; and to decrease the requirement that a person be domiciled in the respective district, circuit, or parish from two years to one year preceding election. Effective January 1, 2008, and applicable to any person who is elected to the office of judge on and after January 1, 2008.

For

7299 61.43%
Against 4582 38.57%

City of Eunice Proposition – Millage (Multi-parish)

Summary: 10 year, 14.48 mills property tax for payment of salaries for all city employees, with the exception of elected officials, appointed officials, part-time employees and all executive officials with a yearly salary of $28,000 and above.

Yes

42 34.43%
No 80 65.57%

Official Results for the November 7, 2006 election are as follows:

Note: Francis C. Heitmeier withdrew from the run-off election. Jay Dardenne has been elected to Secretary of State.

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

Charles W. Boustany, Jr.

11,595 78.03%
Mike Stagg 3265 21.97%

Member of School Board – District 2

Lyle C. Johnson (D)

1017 47.59%
Douglas J. “Doug” LaCombe (O) 1120 52.41%

Mayor – City of Crowley

“Greg” Jones (R)

2811 61.46%
Ezora Proctor (D) 1763 38.54%

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

Ronald Dies (D)

67 51.54%
Gary “Goose” Fontenot (O) 63 48.46%

Chief of Police – City of Rayne

George Melancon Sr. (D) 1242 40.11%
Carroll Stelly (D) 1854 59.89%

Chief of Police – Town of Church Point

Ronald Carrier (O)

789 47.38%
Albert J. Venable Sr. (D) 876 52.62%

Chief of Police – Village of Estherwood

Kevin LeBlanc (NO) 157 55.28%
Wayne Welsh (O) 127 44.72%

Alderman Ward 1 – Town of Church Point

Mel Green (R)

192 47.88%
Debra Guidry-Thomas (D) 209 52.12%

Alderman Ward 2 Division B – City of Crowley

Lyle O. Fogleman Jr. (D)

647 58.28%
“J.C.” Webb (R) 463 41.72%

Alderman Ward 5 – Town of Church Point

Errol “Slu” Comeaux 154 52.02%

Toby L. Leger (O)

142 47.98%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #1

Summary: To extend the special assessment level to homesteads owned and occupied by any person with a service-connected disability rating of fifty percent or more and by certain members of the armed forces of the United States or members of the Louisiana National Guard killed or missing in action or who were prisoners of war, and to any person designated as permanently totally disabled, subject to other conditions and requirements provided under the present constitution, and to require annual certification of eligibility by persons under sixty-five years of age who have qualified and received the special assessment level.

For

8352 63.83%
Against 4731 36.17%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #2

Summary: To increase the maximum amount of the severance tax imposed and collected by the state on natural resources, other than sulphur, lignite, and timber, which is remitted to the parish governing authority where the severance occurs from seven hundred fifty thousand dollars to eight hundred fifty thousand dollars effective July 1, 2007, and provides that this maximum amount be increased to reflect the increase in the Consumer Price Index beginning July 1, 2008.

For

6628 51.27%
Against 6299 48.73%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #3

Summary: To exempt from ad valorem property tax medical equipment leased for a term exceeding five years to a nonprofit corporation or association which owns or operates a small, rural hospital and if the equipment is used solely for health care purposes at the hospital; to provide that “small, rural hospital” shall mean a hospital which meets all of the following criteria: 1. It has less than fifty Medicare-licensed acute care beds. 2. It is located in a municipality with a population of less than ten thousand which has been classified as an area with a shortage of health manpower by the United States Health Service.

For

7286 56.84%
Against 5532 43.16%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #4

Summary: Exempts motor vehicles from municipal ad valorem taxes and removes language that authorizes a municipal governing authority or a district thereof to impose ad valorem taxes on motor vehicles.

For

7004 54.33%
Against 5886 45.67%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #5

Summary: To exempt consigned art from ad valorem property tax; that is, all artworks such as sculptures, glass works, paintings, drawings, signed and numbered posters, photographs, mixed media, collages, or any other item which would be considered as the material result of a creative endeavor.

For

6595 52.08%
Against 6067 47.92%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #6

Summary: To authorize the legislature to enact laws establishing new judgeships of district courts as new divisions having limited or specialized jurisdiction within the territorial jurisdiction of the district court and subject matter jurisdiction over family or juvenile matters as provided by law.

For

6404 50.56%
Against 6262 49.44%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #7

Summary: To provide for a single tax assessor in Orleans Parish to be elected at the same time as the municipal officers of New Orleans.

For

9122 69.93%
Against 3924 30.07%

Proposed Constitutional Amendment #8

Summary: To grant the Central community school system in East Baton Rouge Parish the same authority granted parishes for purposes of Article VIII, Section 13 of the Constitution of Louisiana, including purposes related to the minimum foundation program, funding for certain school books and instructional materials, and the raising of certain local revenues for the support of elementary and secondary schools.

For

6581 51.74%
Against 6137 48.25%