EAST FELICIANA PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — On Saturday, Nov. 18, East Feliciana Parish residents elected Michael Cheatham as the next police juror for District 5 in complete but unofficial results on the Louisiana Secretary of State website. They also passed all parishwide tax propositions.

A request to change the police chief of Slaughter’s seat from elected to appointed by the mayor and board of aldermen, however, failed with only 38% support.

For the police jury seat, voters chose between Cheatham, a Democrat, and unaffiliated candidate, Joshua O’Quin. Cheatham drew 54% of the vote.

The following tax proposals that support capital improvements and roads and bridges passed:

  • Parishwide Proposition No. 1 of 4 (3/4% Sales Tax Renewal): 62% support
  • Parishwide Proposition No. 2 of 4 (1/4% Sales Tax Renewal): 63% support
  • Parishwide Proposition No. 3 of 4 (1% Sales Tax Renewal): 63% support
  • Parishwide Proposition No. 3 of 4 (1% Sales Tax Renewal): 60% 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.

Races decided by the Oct. 14 primary

The following candidates won their respective races on Oct. 14:

  • “Jeff” Travis, Democrat. (Incumbent)
  • “Chrissie” O’Quin, Independent
  • Dexter Armstead, Democrat
  • Jason McCray, Democrat
  • Lyman Fleniken, Republican
  • Louis Kent, Democrat

Races decided at qualifying

Qualifying for state and local races was Aug. 8-10. If a race had only one candidate at the end of qualifying, that person will take office at the start of the next term.

The following seats were filled in unopposed races:

  • Clerk of Court: David Dart, No Party
  • Assessor: “Jeff” Gardner, No Party
  • Coroner: E. Gene Thompson, No Party
  • Police Juror, District 1B: Kristin Chasteen, Republican
  • Police Juror, District 4A: Keith Mills, Democrat
  • Police Juror, District 4B: Richard W. Oliveaux, Democrat