LaSalle Election Results!


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Ruby Taylor Streetman, 90, of Jena, passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, October 11, 201

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Roy Arthur Mercer, 76, of Joyce, passed from this life on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at his home

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Wilma Breithaupt, 90, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at the LaSalle

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Ella Ruth Dotson, 78, of Jena, passed from this life on Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at the Rapides

• An unprecedented 75% of LaSalle voters cast their ballots in Tuesday’s presidential election. LaSalle has 8,812 voters and 6,568 of them cast ballots.

• LaSalle voters joined those nationwide to elect Donald Trump as President on Tuesday. LaSalle gave Trump 89% of the vote casts, compared to 9% for Hillary Clinton.

• U.S. Senate Race – John Kennedy-R and Foster Campbell-D will meet in a runoff in the Louisiana Senate race. The winner will replace Sen. David Vitter in January. LaSalle voters gave Kennedy 40% of votes cast with Campbell getting 6%. The second high vote getter in LaSalle was John Fleming with 19%.

• U.S. Representative – Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., easily won re-election for another term. LaSalle voters gave him 88% of the vote, to 12% for Billy Burkette.

• Judge, Court of Appeal – Van Kyzar of Natchitoches won the seat over Jena native Judge Chris Peters. However, LaSalle voters gave their native son 86% of the vote locally.

• Public Service Commission, District 4 – Jena native Mike Francis easily won the seat over two opponents, gathering 53% of the vote district wide. LaSalle voters gave their native son 83% of the local vote. Francis will succeed the late Clyde Holloway who did not seek re-election.

Check out the next edition of The Jena Times – Nov. 16 – for complete election results, as well as precinct-by-precinct numbers for the important races.

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