On the Ballot for East Baton Rouge

Tuesday is election day, with polls opening at 6 a.m. and closing at 8 p.m. In addition to the presidential election, the ballots in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes include constitutional amendments, races for Congress, state Supreme Court and a number of local races and propositions. The runoff election is Dec. 8. The information below is from the Louisiana Secretary of State Office’s website.

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS

Proposed Amendment No. 1

To prohibit the Legislature or governor from taking money from the Medicaid Trust Fund for the Elderly to help balance the state’s operating budget.

Proposed Amendment No. 2

To provide that the right to keep and bear arms is a fundamental right and any restriction of that right requires the highest standard of review by a court. The amendment also would delete a line in the state Constitution that says the right to keep and bear arms shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of concealed weapons.

Proposed Amendment No. 3

To require that bills affecting the state’s public retirement systems be filed no later than 45 days before the start of a regular legislative session — a month earlier than other types of legislation submitted prior to a legislative session — and to require public notice of such legislation no later than 60 days prior to the introduction of the bill, effectively doubling the public notice period for prefiled retirement bills.

Proposed Amendment No. 4

To allow the spouse of a deceased veteran who had a 100 percent service-connected disability rating to claim a higher homestead exemption on the next $75,000 of value on the property owned and occupied by the spouse, even if the exemption was not in effect at the time the veteran died.

Proposed Amendment No. 5

To allow courts to require forfeiture of a portion of public retirement benefits for those public servants convicted of a felony associated with their office.

Proposed Amendment No. 6

To allow New Iberia to grant city property tax exemptions for owners of properties annexed into the city after Jan. 1, 2013.

Proposed Amendment No. 7

To adjust the membership selection process of the constitutionally created boards and commissions that in large part base their membership on the state’s congressional districts: the Board of Regents, the boards of supervisors for the University of Louisiana System, the Louisiana State University System, the Southern University System, the State Civil Service Commission and the State Police Commission. After the 2010 Census, Louisiana lost one of its congressional districts, and now has only six districts. Under this amendment, after Jan. 3, 2013, as board members finish their terms, vacancies would be filled first from a congressional district that either is under-represented or has no representation, and after each congressional district has equal representation, at-large members could be appointed.

Proposed Amendment No. 8

To allow the state Board of Commerce and Industry to grant local property tax exemption contracts to a targeted group of non-manufacturing businesses in parishes that choose to participate in the program.

Proposed Amendment No. 9

To increase the number of times that bills to create crime prevention and security districts must be advertised — on three days rather than two — and require that the notices state whether a parcel fee would be imposed and collected, whether the fee could be imposed or increased without an election, and what the maximum amount of the fee would be.

D = Democrat

R = Republican

L = Libertarian

O = Other party

N = No party

U.S. PRESIDENT

Ross Anderson, O

Jack Fellure, O

Virgil Goode, O

James Harris, O

Gary Johnson, L

Peta Lindsay, O

Barack Obama, D

Mitt Romney, R

Jill Stein, O

Sheila Tittle, O

Jerry White, O

U.S. CONGRESS

DISTRICT 1

Gary King, R-New Orleans

M.V. “Vinny” Mendoza, D-Ponchatoula

Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson

David “Turk” Turknett, N-Galliano

Arden Wells, N-Ponchatoula

DISTRICT 2

Dwayne Bailey, R-Donaldsonville

Gary Landrieu, D-New Orleans

Josue Larose, R-New Orleans

Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans

Caleb Trotter, L-New Orleans

DISTRICT 5

Rodney Alexander, R-Ruston

Ron Ceasar, N-Opelousas

Clay Steven Grant, L-Boyce

DISTRICT 6

William “Bill” Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge

Rufus Holt Craig Jr., L-Baton Rouge

Richard “RPT” Torregano, N-Baton Rouge

LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT

DISTRICT 5

John Michael Guidry, D-Baton Rouge

Toni Manning Higginbotham, R-Baton Rouge

Jeff Hughes, R-Walker

Timothy E. “Tim” Kelley, R-Baton Rouge

William “Bill” Morvant, R-Baton Rouge

Mary Olive Pierson, D-Baton Rouge

Jeffry Lamonte Sanford, N-Baton Rouge

Jewel E. “Duke” Welch, R-Baton Rouge

1ST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL

DISTRICT 1, DIVISION B

William C. Dupont, D-Plaquemine

J. Christopher Erny, R-Houma

Mark D. Plaisance, R-Thibodaux

Mitch Theriot, R-Raceland

DISTRICT 2, SUBDISTRICT 1-B

Gideon T. Carter III, D-Baton Rouge

Mike McDonald, R-Baton Rouge

Trudy M. White, R-Baton Rouge

PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION

DISTRICT 2

Scott A. Angelle, R-Breaux Bridge

Greg Gaubert, N-Thibodaux

Sarah Holliday, R-Baton Rouge

Erich Ponti, R-Baton Rouge

Forest Wright, D-New Orleans
ASCENSION PARISH

School Board

DISTRICT 3

Richard “Coach” Brown, D

Edgar Irvin, D

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Donaldsonville Mayor

Eric Robinson, D

Leroy Sullivan Sr., D

Donaldsonville City Council

DISTRICT 4

Charles Brown, D

Ricky Larvadain Jr., D

DISTRICT 5

Emile J. Spano, D

Michael Sullivan Sr., D

Gonzales Mayor

Barney D. Arceneaux, D

Jeffrey “Jeff” Little, D

Gonzales Police Chief

Duane Michael Carpenter, D

Sherman Jackson, D

Glynn LeBlanc, R

Gonzales City Council

DIVISION A

Kenneth “Kenny” Matassa, D

Willie Robinson, N

DIVISION C

Timothy Vessel Sr., D

Ronald J. “Joe” Waguespack, R

DIVISION D

Claston Bernard, D

Terance L. Irvin, D

DIVISION E

John Cagnolatti, R

Gary J. Lacombe, D

Sales Tax District No. 2

To levy a half-cent sales tax for 25 years, generating an estimated $8 million a year, to build and improve roads and bridges.

ASSUMPTION PARISH

Justice of the Peace

WARD 1

Donna B. Booty, D

Nathaniel Buggage Sr., D

Craig Carter, D

Daryl Ovide, D

Raymond Thomas Jr., D

Gravity Drainage District No. 2

To renew a 10-year 35-cent per acre tax, generating an estimated $9,000 a year.

Knotts Subdivision Gravity Drainage District No. 11

To renew a 10-year $25 annual parcel fee, generating an estimated $2,700 a year, for levee protection.

La. 70 Lee Drive Gravity Drainage District No. 14

To renew a 10-year $60 annual parcel fee, generating an estimated $8,700 a year, for levee protection.

Oakridge Gravity Drainage District No. 8

To renew a 15-year $35 annual parcel fee, generating an estimated $6,000 a year, for levee protection.

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Recreation District No. 2

To renew a 10-year, 6-mill property tax, generating an estimated $130,000 a year.

EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH

Baton Rouge Mayor-President

Melvin “Kip” Holden, D

Gordon Mese, N

Steve Myers, N

J. Michael “Mike” Walker Sr., R

Metro Council

DISTRICT 2

Corey B. Alfred, D

Chauna Banks-Daniel, D

Steven Cook, D

Leroy Davis, D

Hillery Johnson, D

Joseph Plummer, D

Edward Roberts, D

James Slaughter Jr., D

DISTRICT 6

Donna Collins-Lewis, D

Edwin “PaPo” Del Valle, D

Carolyn “Gee” George, D

William Roundtree, N

DISTRICT 7

Hazel Bradley, D

Paul Brumfield, D

C. Denise Marcelle, D

DISTRICT 9

Joel BoƩ, R

Ted Rush, R

DISTRICT 10

Larry Selders, D

Tara Wicker, D

DISTRICT 12

R.J. “Smokie” Bourgeois, R

Rose Carey, D

John Delgado, R

City Court Judge

ELECTION SECTION 2C

Joel G. Porter, D

Alex “Brick” Wall, D

ELECTION SECTION 2E

Tiffany Foxworth, D

Cliff Ivey, R

Suzan S. Ponder, R

Constable

CITY COURT

Reginald R. Brown Sr., D

Alester Jones, R

WARD 3 DISTRICT 2

Carey Jenkins, R

Ron Reynolds, R

Broadmoor Crime Prevention and Improvement District

To levy a 10-year, annual $100 fee on each parcel, generating an estimated $200,500 a year, to provide security patrols.

Central Community School District

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Baker School District

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Zachary Charter Amendment

To allow the city to incur bonded debt and issue debt obligations.

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Parishwide mosquito control proposition

To renew a 10-year, 1.23-mill property tax, generating an estimated $4,180,000 a year.

St. George Fire Protection District No. 2

To renew a 10-year, 4-mill property tax, generating an estimated $4 million a year,

Zachary Community School District

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

EAST FELICIANA PARISH

Clinton Mayor

Lori Ann Bell, D

Robert Frank Flowers, D

Don Reason, R

Clinton Board of Aldermen

(5 to be elected)

Johnny Beauchamp, D

Marilyn Goff, N

George Kilbourne, D

Jonathan L. Loveall, D

Clovis L. Matthews Sr., N

Dequincey Matthews, D

Dana Tucker, D

Lisa Davis Washington, D

Kim Wilson Young, D

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

IBERVILLE PARISH

School Board

DISTRICT E

Katie Price Anderson, D

Pauline D. “Polly” Higdon, R

Juli Daigle Maniscalco, R

Justice of the Peace

WARD 4

Darryl J. Crowson, N

Jerry Oldham, R

Tommie Smothers, R

Grosse Tete Mayor

Michael D. Chauffe Sr., D

Julie Little Wessinger, R

Grosse Tete Board of Aldermen

(3 to be elected)

Barry Bayham, N

Kyle Booksh, R

Steve Carroll, N

Barbara “Jeanie” David, R

Marcus D. Hill Sr., D

Plaquemine Selectmen

DISTRICT 3

Herbert Jefferson Sr., D

Ralph Stassi, D

DISTRICT 4

Joseph “Joe” Crawford, D

Michael “Mickey” Rivet, D

DISTRICT 6

Jimmy “Fat Boy” Randle Jr., D

Christopher “Gupper” Sims, D

Rosedale Mayor

Lawrence “Football” Badeaux Sr., D

Riley Blanchet, N

Rosedale Board of Aldermen

DIVISION A

Kenneth J. Amedee, D

Kevin Gantt, D

Jeffrey Hill, D

DIVISION B

Randel “Panco” Badeaux, D

John “Tim” Doiron, D

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

LIVINGSTON PARISH

Livingston Mayor

Tommy Arledge, R

Derral Jones, R

Livingston Chief of Police

Randy M. Dufrene Sr., D

Ronnie Stewart, R

Livingston Board of Aldermen

(5 to be elected)

David McCreary, N

Clifford McDaniel, R

Randall “Randy” Morgan, R

James “Jimmy” H. Nesom, D

Joey H. Sibley, D

David Simmons, R

Wade Wilson, R

Port Vincent Mayor

Evelyn Baughman, D

David Carter, D

James Rawls Sr., R

Port Vincent Aldermen

(3 to be elected)

Kenneth Bennett, D

Milton “Gary” Brady, D

Jeffrey “Scotty” Martone, R

Johnnie “J.J.” Page, R

Walker Mayor

Bobby Font, D

Rick Ramsey, R

Walker Board of Aldermen

(5 to be elected)

Frieda Addison, R

Jonathan Davis, R

Tracy J. Girlinghouse, R

Jim Goins, R

Gary Griffin, R

Debra Keller, D

Scarlett Milton Major, R

James B. Phillips, R

Paul Roberts Jr., R

Jack Summerell, R

Bernie Torres-Gryzbac, R

John Wilder, R

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Parishwide proposition

To renew a 10-year, 5-mill property tax, generating an estimated $12.3 million a year, for roads and bridges.

Parishwide Mosquito Abatement District

To levy a 10-year, 3-mill property tax, generating an estimated $1,267,000 a year, for mosquito control.

Fire Protection District No. 7

To renew a 10-year, 10-mill property tax, generating an estimated $49,800 a year.

POINTE COUPEE PARISH

Livonia Mayor

James “Lil Buck” Bergeron, D

Troy Chustz, D

Livonia Town Council

(5 to be elected)

Melissa Armond, D

Keith Davidson, D

Terry Jarreau, D

Barbara A. LeJeune, D

Glenn Meche Jr., D

Warren C. Pourciau, D

Ronald “TB” Scallan, D

John “Andy” Seal, N

Jeremy Torres, N

Henry L. Watson, D

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Fordoche proposition

To renew a 10-year, 7-mill property tax, generating an estimated $21,785, for municipal purposes.

ST. HELENA PARISH

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Parishwide schools Proposition No. 1

To levy a 10-year, 16.40-mill property tax, generating an estimated $698,000 a year, to pay school district employee salaries and benefits.

Parishwide schools Proposition No. 2

To authorize up to $8 million in 40-year general obligation bonds, repayable by taxes, to purchase and improve land for school sites.

ST. JAMES PARISH

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

TANGIPAHOA PARISH

Parish Council

DISTRICT 3

Greg August, N

Louis “Nick” Joseph, D

Eve Wilson Jr., D

Amite Mayor

Buddy Bel, N

Nicholas Cefalu Jr., D

Charles “Boo” Christmas, R

Walter Daniels III, D

Johnny “I Can” Duncan, N

Pat Murphy, R

Amite Chief of Police

Jerry L. Daniels, D

Wylie Foster, R

Jerry Trabona, D

Terry Tullos, D

Amite Town Council

DISTRICT 2

Shelia L. Addison, D

Jonathon Foster, D

DISTRICT 3

Mark Vining, D

Emanuel Zanders III, D

Roseland Mayor

Darcey Garrett, D

Wanda “Yodie” McCoy, D

Monroe Perry Jr., D

Roseland Police Chief

Anthony Irving, D

Jimmie Jamison, N

Elbert “Bert” Newton, D

Henry Wright, D

Roseland Board of Aldermen

(5 to be elected)

Yvette Brooks, D

Maria Coleman, D

Andrew “Rabbit” Henderson, N

Marilyn A. Jackson, D

Jerrol Jones, D

Van L. Showers, D

Sandra W. Turner, D

Ruthie L. Vernon, D

Tangipahoa Mayor

Michael Jackson, D

Brenda V. Nevels, D

Tangipahoa Chief of Police

Richard Banks, D

Ray Henry, D

Darrell Martin, D

Parishwide proposition

To renew a one percent sales and use tax for four years, generating an estimated $16,221,094 a year, for local government operations and road and bridge maintenance.

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 1

To change the term limits of council members from two consecutive terms to three consecutive terms.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 2

To provide an additional salary of $500 per month for the council president, in addition to the $1,000 per month council salary.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 3

To allow the city council to appoint a person to serve as acting mayor if the director of administration is unable to serve.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 4

To allow the council to hire a separate legal advisor

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 5

To require that the police chief meet all requirements of the municipal fire and police civil service laws of the state, and meet either of the following qualifications: (1) a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, police administration, public administration, or other related curriculum and at least six years of experience in law enforcement, with at least two years of administrative or supervisory responsibilities, or; (2) an associate degree in criminal justice, police administration, or other related curriculum, or a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated curriculum and at least eight years of experience in law enforcement, with at least two years administrative or supervisory responsibilities.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 6

To require that the fire chief meet all requirements of the municipal fire and police civil service laws of the state, and meet one of the following qualifications: (1) a bachelor’s degree in fire science, fire administration, public administration, or a related curriculum and at least six years of experience in fire service, with at least two years of administrative or supervisory responsibilities; or (2) an associate degree in fire science, fire administration, or a related curriculum, or a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field and at least eight years of experience, with at least two years of administrative or supervisory responsibilities.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 7

To expand the prohibition against conflicts of interest to include interests in limited liability corporations and partnerships.

Hammond Charter Amendment Proposition No. 8

In the section dealing with repealing the Home Rule Charter, the word “repeal” would be changed to “replace” the charter.

WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH

Addis Town Council

(5 to be elected)

Tate Acosta, R

Wilson “Hook” Cazes, D

Lytle Chustz, D

Lance “Yogi” Gauthreaux, N

Rhonda LeBlanc Kelley, D

Bonnie Kleinpeter, R

Joseph “Blackie” Landry, D

Rusty Parrish, D

Brusly Mayor

Rusty Daigle, R

Joey Normand, N

Brusly Town Council

(Five to be elected)

Shane Andre, N

Joanne C. Bourgeois, N

Margaret Safford Canella, D

James Landess Hebert, R

Elton Higginbotham, D

Don Neisler, N

Scot Michael Rhodes, R

Terry J. Richard Jr., D

Valorie R. Spriggs, D

Port Allen Mayor

Kirby D. “Mr. A” Anderson Sr., D

Roger Bergeron, D

Demetric “Deedy” Slaughter, D

Port Allen Chief of Police

Ken Bates, R

Esdron Brown, D

Rondal “Ronnie” Strother, D

Port Allen City Council

AT LARGE

R.J. Loupe, D

Clyde Robertson, D

DISTRICT II

Leon Goudeau, N

Hugh “Hootie” Riviere, N

DISTRICT III

Reynard Douglas III, D

Garry L. Hubble, D

DISTRICT IV

Brandon Brown, D

Frederick James Everson, N

Gary “Shaq” Joseph, D

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board memberto three consecutive four-year terms.

WEST FELICIANA PARISH

Parishwide Home Rule Charter Proposition

To adopt a Home Rule Charter plan of government for the parish.

Parishwide Proposition No. 1

To authorize an additional homestead exemption for certain disabled veterans and surviving spouses.

Parishwide Proposition No. 2

To renew a 5-year, 1-mill property tax, generating an estimated $267,000 a year, to promote economic development.

Parishwide Proposition No. 3

To extend a half-cent sales and use tax for seven years and rededicate the proceeds to fund West Feliciana Parish Hospital.

Sales Tax District No. 1 Proposition No. 1

To extend a half-cent sales tax for seven years and rededicate the proceeds to fund West Feliciana Parish Hospital

Sales Tax District No. 1 Proposition No. 2

To renew a half-cent sales and use tax for six years, estimated to generate $400,000 a year, for social service programs

Parishwide school proposition

To limit the terms of school board members to three consecutive four-year terms.