Runoffs, tax renewal top Dec. 10 ballot

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Webster Parish voters will see polls open again Saturday, Dec. 10. From 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. with run-off seats to fill and taxes to approve.

Louisiana’s U.S. Senate race will be decided in a runoff between Republican state treasurer John Kennedy and Democratic Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell, the top two vote-getters in November’s election.

At the district level, Republican State Rep. Mike Johnson and Democrat Marshall Jones are in a runoff election for the 4th U.S. Congressional District seat formerly held by Rep. John Fleming.

Jones received 27 percent of the vote, while Johnson received 25 percent.

The Town of Cotton Valley will decide on the position of Mayor with the three candidates in November each having won nearly a third of the vote.

Joseph Alexander received 140 votes or 36 percent and incumbent Comerdis Phillips garnered 132 votes or 34 percent.

Phillips said she feels confident she will remain in the mayoral position after having served as mayor for eight years.
Alexander said he is ready for round two and anticipated a run off.

In the Dixie Inn aldermen’s race, three aldermen have been elected. Two will head to a runoff: Incumbent Connie E. Woods and Nell Finley. Each received 38 votes.

Millages assessed on property in districts throughout the parish are up for renewal including Road District “A” – 2.65 Mills, Road District B – 3.92 Mills , Heflin Fire Protection District – 16.56 Mills, Fire Protection District No. 3 – 15.46 Mills. Each of the proposed tax renewal would last for 10 years.

The last day to register to vote was Nov. 9, and early voting is Nov. 26 through Dec. 3 (except Sunday) from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the last day to request an absentee by mail ballot Dec. 6.


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