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Charles Boustany

Charles Boustany

Jeff Landry

Jeff Landry

Boustany beats Landry in runoff (with complete election results for SWLA)

Last Modified: Saturday, December 08, 2012 9:29 PM

BATON ROUGE (AP) — U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany will return to Congress for a fifth term after handily defeating his fellow Republican congressman, Jeff Landry, in a runoff election.

The two men were forced into the same congressional district when Louisiana lost a seat because of anemic population growth in the latest federal census.

Boustany will represent the 3rd District covering southwest Louisiana and Acadiana in Congress next year.

The race had been attack-heavy, since both men ran as conservative Republicans and had little philosophical ground in which to distinguish themselves.

The district design favored Boustany, a traditional Republican candidate allied with House Speaker John Boehner. Landry, a freshman congressman, was the tea party favorite.


The following is a parish-by-parish ballot for Southwest Louisiana that will be updated with results throughout the night:


Allen Parish

School Board member District 3: Steven Sumbler defeated Phyllis Johnson.

Oakdale mayor: Gene Paul defeated Andrew Hayes (incumbent).

Rec. District 6 renewal of a 10-year, 5-mill property tax for maintenance, operation and improvement of recreation facilities in the Reeves area. The tax will generate $54,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.

Fire District 3 continuance of a 15-year, 13-mill property tax for operation, maintenance and improvement of facilities in the Fairview/Grant area and to fund bonds. The tax would have generated $55,000 annually. RESULT: Failed.


Beauregard Parish

A 15-year, one-quarter percent sales tax for construction, improvement, maintenance and operation of the parish courthouse to include equipment and furnishings and to fund bonds. The tax will generate $1.2 million. RESULT: Passed.

Merryville decided on two separate tax issues for streets and solid waste.

  1) A 20-year, 1 percent sales tax for operation, improvement and maintenance of streets. The tax will generate $147,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.

  2) A 20-year, 1 percent sales tax to pay the cost of solid waste services, including collection fees and operation and maintenance. The tax will generate $147,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.


Jeff Davis Parish

Jennings renew and rededicate a 25-year, 1 percent sales tax of which $500,000 annually will pay off the debt for sewage collection and disposal facilities. Collection of the taxes is estimated at $2.4 million annually. RESULT: Passed.

Lake Arthur decided on three separate tax renewals for recreation, streets and drainage.

  1) Continuation of a 10-year, 2.84 mill tax for recreation. The tax will be used for maintaining, operating and improving recreational facilities and parks in the town. The measure represents a .34 mill increase over the 2.5 mills currently levied. It will bring in $24,600 annually. RESULT: Passed.

  2) Renew a 10-year, 5.51 mills tax for the maintenance and upkeep of streets and alleys. The tax will generate $47,800 annually. RESULT: Passed.

  3) Renew separate 10-year, 5.51 mills tax for the maintenance and upkeep of the town’s drainage system and drainage ditches. The measure will bring in $47,800 annually. RESULT: Passed.


Vernon Parish

Authorize an additional homestead exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses in accordance with the Louisiana Constitution. RESULT: Passed.

The School Board is seeking maintenance tax continuations for four school districts:

  1) Pickering School District 142, Ward 4 — 10 years, 14.14 mills for operation and maintenance of school. The tax will generate $190,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.

  2) Ward 5 School District 144, Ward 5 — 10 years, 18.65 mills for operation and maintenance of school. The tax will generate $327,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.

  3) Ward 6 School District 161, Ward 6 — 10 years, 12.68 mills for operation and maintenance of school. The tax will generate $44,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.

  4) Ward 8 School District 151, Ward 8 — 10 years, 14 mills for operation and maintenance of school. The tax will generate $34,000 annually. RESULT: Passed.

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