BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Incumbent Sheriff Sid Gatreaux III and incumbent Clerk of Court Doug Welborn will keep their seats in East Baton Rouge Parish.
A parishwide tax proposal to support emergency services also passed in complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State Office website.
East Baton Rouge Parish residents went to the polls on Saturday, Oct. 14 to vote on the next sheriff and clerk of court in addition to selecting state representation. Across Louisiana, voters cast ballots for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer.
In complete but unofficial results, Gautreaux drew 86% of the vote in his race. Welborn drew 57%, and 64% of voters supported the tax.
The race to fill the Family Court Section 3, Division D seat goes to a runoff between Caulette “Twin” Jackson Guillard, Democrat, who had 38% of the vote and Kyle Russ, Republican, who drew 26%.
A Shenandoah Estates Crime and Improvement District tax proposal also passed with 73% of the vote.
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.
The general election will be Nov. 18. Early voting is set for 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3-11 (excluding Sunday, Nov. 5 and Friday, Nov. 10 in honor of Veteran’s Day). Another four amendments to the state constitution will be on the ballot. Learn where you can cast early ballots here.
Reginald Desselles, Democrat, and Mark Eric Milligan, Democrat, initially qualified to run for sheriff but are now listed on the Louisiana Secretary of State website as other/disqualified.
Oct. 14 election results for East Baton Rouge Parish
The following are complete but unofficial results from the Louisiana Secretary of State’s website as of 10:38 p.m. Oct. 14.
Winners are in bold.
Candidates going to a runoff are in italics.
- “Sid” Gautreaux, Republican: 81,864, 86%
- Jeffry Lamonte Sanford, No Party: 13,556, 14%
Clerk of Court
- Donna Collins Lewis, Democrat: 41,789: 43%
- “Doug” Welborn, Republican: 54,975, 57%
Judge, Family Court Election Section 3, Division D
- Caulette “Twin” Jackson Guillard, Democrat: 13, 418, 38%
- Laurie Marien, Republican: 8,361, 24%
- “Kathy” Reznik Benoit, Republican: 3,950, 11%
- Kyle Russ, Republican: 9,123, 26%
Parishwide tax renewal
Shall the parish levy and collect a 3.13-mill ad valorem tax on properties in the parish from 2025 to 2034? (About $16,000,000 per year is expected to be collected.) Funds will go toward the parish Department of Emergency Medical Services.
- Yes: 60,420, 64%
- No: 34,309, 36%
Shenandoah Estates Crime Prevention and Improvement District
Can $75 be levied on certain improved parcels from 2024 to 2031? About $130,000 is expected to be generated on the initial levy. Funds will be used to improve security and beautification. The proposal would let the district board increase the fee per calendar year, with a $150 cap.
- Yes: 1,309, 73%
- No: 482, 27%