Calcasieu voters OK property tax renewals

Published 1:00 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022

By Crystal Stevenson

American Press

Calcasieu Parish voters on Tuesday approved a trio of 10-year property tax renewals.

A renewal for a road and drainage tax received 30,343 “yes” votes, or 59 percent, and 20,867 “no” votes, or 41 percent.

The tax, which will generate $10.75 million, will be used to pay for equipment and supplies needed for drainage improvements as well as road and bridge construction and maintenance throughout the parish.

A renewal for a Juvenile Justice Services tax received 28,454 “yes” votes, or 56 percent, and 22,658 “no” votes, or 44 percent.

The tax, which will generate $9.2 million, will be used for the maintenance and operation of the Juvenile Detention Center and Juvenile Probation Office.

The third renewal, for the maintenance and operation of the Calcasieu Parish Health Unit, received 29,624 “yes” votes, or 58 percent, and 21,418 “no” votes, or 42 percent. The tax is expected to generate $6.5 million.

Calcasieu voters overwhelmingly favored U.S. Sen. John Kennedy in his bid for re-election. Kennedy, a Republican, received 36,864 votes, or 69 percent.

Calcasieu voters also supported Republican Clay Higgins for U.S. Congress by 60 percent. Higgins received 32,210 votes.

For the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal District 2 seat, Calcasieu voters favored Guy Bradberry. Bradberry received 22,532 votes, or 54 percent, while Clayton Davis received 19.317 votes, or 46 percent. Both men are Republicans. Bradberry ultimately won the race.

Calcasieu also favored Republican Mike Francis for the District 4 seat on the Public Service Commission. Francis received 26,082 votes, or 51 percent.

All results are complete but unofficial from the secretary of state.