Close race for office of City Judge
CROWLEY – Saturday’s close election has resulted in a runoff for the office of Crowley City Judge.
The candidates for the position were M’elise Trahan, Lyle Fogleman and Kim Hayes. Trahan received 36.45 percent, or 1,796 ballots, while Fogleman received 31.93 percent, or 1,573 ballots, beating out Hayes, who received 1,558 ballots and 31.62 percent of the votes.
Trahan and Fogleman will meet again in the runoff election which will take place on November 4.
The candidates are vying for the bench upon the retirement of current Judge Barrett Harrington.
In the race for Justice of the Peace in Ward 2, Wayne Doucet beat out Timothy W. Ware with 213 ballots, or 67.83 percent of the vote. Ware received 101 ballots, or 32.17 percent.
The District 2 Fire Protection tax proposition was passed by 73 ballots, or 85.88 percent. Ballots cast against were 12, or 14.12 percent.
This proposition continues a 10-year, 7.08 mill tax that generates $42,445 annually.
The District 9 Fire Protection tax proposition was passed by 593 ballots, or 84.96 percent. Ballots cast against were 105, or 15.04 percent.
This proposition continues a 10-year, 10 mill tax that generates $260,914 annually.
The 6th Ward Drainage District tax proposition was passed by 2,310 ballots, or 53.37 percent. Ballots cast against were 2,018, or 46.63 percent.
This proposition continues a 5 mill, 10 year tax that generates $282,080 annually.