Last Modified: Monday, May 06, 2013 10:01 AM
Mary Morris beat out incumbent Marshal Simien Jr. Saturday to represent District A on the Lake Charles City Council.
Morris, a democrat, edged Simien, also a democrat, 759 votes to 654.
The only other item in Calcasieu Parish was the race for Vinton Police Chief. Incumbent Ricky Fox topped Arthur Phillips Sr. 423 votes to 319.
The following is the complete election results for Southwest Louisiana. For more on each item, pick up a copy of Sunday's American Press.
• The Allen Parish Police Jury's parishwide proposition to provide an additional homestead exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses. RESULT: PASSED 1,631 VOTES TO 544.
• The Allen Parish Police Jury's 15-year, 0.70 percent sales tax renewal for collection and disposal of solid waste, including acquisition of land for container sites. The tax generates $1.6 million a year. RESULT: PASSED 1,349 VOTES T0 839.
• The Allen Parish School Board's new 10-year, 7.5-mill property tax to provide school resource officers in all 11 parish schools. The millage, which is expected to generate about $630,000 a year, will be paid by property owners not covered by homestead exemption. It would be used to hire, train and equip officers, including vehicles, and to install surveillance cameras, electronic doors and other safety upgrades in schools. RESULT: FAILED 1,141 VOTES TO 1,042.
• Voters in Fire Protection District 1 near the Elton area are being asked to approve a 10-year, 6.3-mill tax continuation. The measure represents a 1.03 percent increase over the 5.27 mills approved by voters in 2002. It generates $18,650 a year for district maintenance and operation. RESULT: PASSED 32 VOTES TO 9.
• Voters in Ward 1 in the Oberlin area will decide a runoff for justice of the peace between Ricky Mahaffey and Stephen B. Manuel. RESULT: MANUEL DEFEATED MAHAFFEY 360 VOTES TO 276.
• The Cameron Parish Police Jury is seeking renewal of a 10-year, 2.64-mill property tax for maintenance and operation of the Cameron Parish courthouse and jail. The tax is expected to generate $739,631 a year. RESULT: PASSED 375 VOTES TO 315.
• The panel is also seeking renewal of 10-year, 6.61-mill property tax for road and bridge maintenance. The tax is expected to generate $1.8 million annually. RESULT: PASSED 404 VOTES TO 290.
• The Police Jury is also seeking renewal of a 10-year, 1.32-mill property tax to support the Health Center. It is expected to generate $369,815 a year. RESULT: PASSED 369 VOTES TO 326.
• The Cameron Parish School Board is seeking continuance of a 10-year, 8.5-mill property tax for maintenance and operation of public schools. It is expected to generate $2.2 million annually. RESULT: FAILED 383 VOTES TO 313.
• The School Board is also seeking continuance of 10-year, 6-mill property tax for maintenance and improvement of schoolhouses and the public school system. It is expected to generate $1.5 million a year. RESULT: FAILED 386 VOTES TO 307.