BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish chose Kyle Russ as the new family court judge on Saturday, Nov. 18, in complete but unofficial results on the Louisiana Secretary of State website. They also supported six tax propositions for community fire protection districts.
The race to fill the Family Court Section 3, Division D seat was a runoff between Caulette “Twin” Jackson Guillard, a Democrat, and Russ, a Republican. He got 61% of the vote.
The following fire protection district taxes were approved:
- Alsen Fire Protection Dist. No. 9: 69% support
- Brownsfield Fire Protection Dist. No. 3: 75% support
- Chaneyville Fire Protection Dist. No. 7: 58% support
- St. George Fire Protection Dist. No. 2: 69% support
- Fire Protection District Six: 68% support
- East Side Fire Protection Dist. No. 5: 75% support
Across Louisiana, voters cast ballots in statewide races. They elected Liz Murrill as attorney general, Nancy Landry as secretary of state and John Fleming as treasurer. Voters also decided on four proposed constitutional amendments.
Seats chosen during the primary, at qualifying
On Oct. 14, the parish opted to keep incumbents Sheriff Sid Gautreaux III and Clerk of Court Doug Welborn. In complete but unofficial results, Gautreaux drew 86% of the vote in his race. Welborn drew 57%.
Qualifying for state and local races was Aug. 8-10. If a race had only one candidate at the end of qualifying, that person is set to take office at the start of the next term.
Incumbent Brian Wilson, a Republican, won the assessor seat and incumbent “Beau” Clark, a Republican, won the coroner position through sole qualification.