BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — East Baton Rouge Parish residents will go 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, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. voters took to the polls and cast ballots for the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, and commissioner of agriculture and forestry.

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.

Brian Wilson, a Republican, won the assessor seat and “Beau” Clark, a Republican, won the coroner position through sole qualification.

Candidates for East Baton Rouge Parish

Unless noted, one is to be elected in each race.


  • “Sid” Gautreaux, Republican
  • Jeffry Lamonte Sanford, Libertarian
  • Mark Eric Milligan, Democrat
  • Reginald Desselles, Democrat

Clerk of Court

  • “Doug” Welborn, Republican
  • Donna Collins Lewis, Democrat


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
  • No

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
  • No