Runoff election early voting begins Nov. 7 -- Election Results

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish President

Clint Cointment – R (29.22%)

Ricky Diggs – D (8.09%)

Clarence Henry, Jr. – D (6.84%)

Chris Loar – R (22.24%)

Kenneth “Kenny” Matassa – R (33.61%)

Matassa and Cointment will face a runoff on Nov. 21.

Ascension Parish Council Elected Officials 

District 1: Oliver Joseph

District 2: William “Bill” Dawson

District 4: Daniel “Doc” Satterlee

District 8: Teri Casso

District 10: Johnn Cagnolatti

Headed for a runoff are District 7 candidates, “Mac Rooster Lips” Edmonston – R (20%) and Aaron Lawler – R (32%)

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District 3: “Sandy” LeBlanc Holloway – R (61%) 

District 6: Kathy Edmonston – R (47%) with face a runoff against Jason Engen – R (19%)

District 8: Jada Lewis – D (52%)

State Senator – Second Senatorial District: Troy Brown – D (72%)

State Representative

58th Representative District: “Ed” Price – D (55%)

59th Representative District: “Tony” Bacala – R (66%) 

81st Representative District: Clay Schexnayder – R (64%)

Assessor

M.J. “Mert” Smiley, Jr. – R (75%)

Statewide Elections

Governor

John Bel Edwards – D (40%) and David Vitter – R (23%) will face a runoff.

Lieutenant Governor

Melvin “Kip” Holden – D (33%) and Billy Nungesser – R (30%) will face a runoff.

Secretary of State

Incumbent, Tom Schedler – R will maintain his position with 62% of the vote.

Attorney General

Incumbent James D. “Buddy” Caldwell – R (35%) will face a runoff against “Jeff Landry – R (33%)

Treasurer

John Kennedy – R (80%)

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry

Michael G. “Mike” Strain will keep his seat with 58% of the vote.

Bills

SB 202 – Budget and Transportation Stabilization and Trust failed to pass with 53% voting “no”.

HB 618 – Funds for Transportation passed with 53% of the vote.

HB 518 – Fiscal Legislative Session passed with 54% of the vote.

HB 360 – Property Tax Exemption for Public Land/Property passed with 51% of the vote.