Low turnout expected for election
BATON ROUGE – According to Secretary of State Jay Dardenne, few people are expected to vote in this Saturday’s election to fill the vacant seat for the District 4 Louisiana Public Service Commissioner which represents much of central Louisiana.
Approximately 8,300 of the 552,800 voters registered in District $ voted early. Dardenne says he expects about a 20 percent turnout on Saturday.
Three candidates are running to fill the position left open when former Public Service Commissioner Dale Sittig, of Eunice, resigned. They are former state Rep. Gil Pinac of Crowley, former U.S. Rep. Clyde Holloway, of Forest Hill, and state Senator Joe McPherrson of Woodworth. The six-year term Sittig left incomplete expires December 31, 2010.
Pinac and Holloway are running as Republicans with McPherson as a Democrat.
The Public Service Commission oversees utility businesses such as electricity, telephones, and the trucking industry.