Holloway, McPherson in runoff
CROWLEY – As of press time Saturday night, it appeared as though Clyde Holloway (R-Forest Hill) and Joe McPherson (D - Woodworth) are set for a runoff for the District 4 Public Service Commissioner post.
With 96 percent of the precincts reporting, Holloway held a lead of 44 percent to 43 percent for McPherson. Crowley’s Gil Pinac held a distant third with 14 percent of the votes.
In recent weeks, McPherson, used a barrage of commercials that some pundits said may have been a major factor in his success.
In parish wide races, all three propositions on the Acadia Parish ballot received strong support from the voters.
Proposition 1 is a ten year, 2.12 mills tax renewal for the purpose of maintaining, constructing, and operating the parish’s Cooperative Extension Service Building and Multi-Purpose Purpose Building and Arena.
Proposition 2 is a tax extension and continuance for the purpose improving and paying the maintenance and operating expenses of Acadia Parish and other related public health activities.
Proposition 3 is a 10-year, 6.19 mills property tax continuance for maintaining and operating the public schools in the district, including School District 7 of the 2nd Police Jury Ward of Evangeline and the 7th Police Jury Ward of Acadia Parish.