Early voting runs through Saturday for the Dec. 8 election. Below are some of the runoff races and propositions in Acadiana. Click on geauxvote.com for the full list of candidates and propositions.
D = Democrat
R = Republican
I = Independent
N = No party designated
Secretary of State
Kyle Ardoin, R
Gwen Collins-Greenup, D
Mamou chief of police
Charles Perdices, N
Brent Zackery, N
Vidrine Gravity Drainage District No. 7
To renew a 10-year, 3.71-mill property tax generating $18,530 a year.
Glenn L. Brasseaux, I
Charlotte Stemmans Clavier, R
Parishwide Law Enforcement District tax
To levy a half-cent sales tax beginning April 1, 2019 and collected in perpetuity and expected to generate $25 million a year for law enforcement personnel, equipment, salaries, facilities and services.
Parishwide Home Rule Charter amendment
To abolish City-Parish Council and replace it with separate Lafayette City Council and Lafayette Parish Council; apply term limits of current City-Parish Council members to new City Council and Parish Council; abolish Lafayette Public Utilities Authority and have the Lafayette City Council as governing authority of Utilities Department and Lafayette Public Power Authority; establish any proposal for management of substantial part of utility system be approved by voters in the City of Lafayette called for by a two-thirds vote of Lafayette City Council; grant eligibility to acting mayor-president or council member for election to that position; abolish Lafayette City-Parish Planning and Zoning Commission, establish City Planning and Zoning Commission and Parish Planning and Zoning Commission; change method of nomination of prospective appointees to Lafayette Municipal Civil Service Board; change method of counting required percentages of voters for initiative or referendum petition and commencement of recall process; and change the method of counting the number of votes necessary to amend the Lafayette City-Parish Consolidated Government Home Rule Charter.
Lafayette Rural Fire District tax
To levy a new 10-year, 10-mill property tax expected to generate $3.97 million a year.
St. Landry Parish
Milton L. Ambres, D
John Miller, D
Jacqueline M. Gennuso, I
Myron Guillory, D
(St. Landry and St. Martin parishes)
Bertha Begnaud, D
Debbie Kidder, D
Eunice Board of Aldermen
Chad Andrepont, N
Roland Miller, R
(St. Landry and Acadia parishes)
Germaine Simpson, D
"Jackie Ju Ju" Vallare, D
Grand Coteau mayor
Shaterral "Terra" Johnson, D
Patrick Richard, D
Melville chief of police
Cleven Clark, D
Anthony Moreau, D
Julius Alsandor, D
Tyrone Glover, D
Opelousas chief of police
Graig "Twin" LeBlanc, D
Martin McLendon, D
Opelousas Board of Aldermen
Floyd Ford, D
Nathanial "Dum D" Sonnier, D
Charles W. Cummings, R
Theresa Thibodeaux, D
Port Barre mayor
Johnny Ardoin, D
Gilfred "Gil" Savoy Jr., D
Sunset Board of Aldermen
Craig B. Belson Sr., D
Rashida Charlot, D
Palmetto police chief proposition
To change the chief of police position from elected to appointed, authorizing the mayor, with the approval of the board of aldermen, to name a marshal to serve as the chief of police.
Fire Protection District No. 2 tax
To renew a 10-year, 17.58-mill property tax generating $1.98 million a year.
East St. Landry Consolidated Gravity Drainage District 1
To renew a 10-year, 10.81-mill property tax generating $185,400 a year.
Prairie Basse Gravity Drainage District 15 tax
To continue a 10-year, 5.37-mill property tax generating $60,270 a year.
St. Martin Parish
Edna Mitchell "MaMa" Johnson, D
Robert Thibodeaux, I
(St. Martin and St. Landry parishes)
Bertha Begnaud, D
Debbie Kidder, D
Breaux Bridge Board of Aldermen
Brandi Hebert McKnight, R
Neil "Sam" Melancon, I
Eddy J. LeBlanc, R
Dane Thibodeaux, N
Stacy Landry, R
Dale Stelly, N
Sub-Road District 2 of Road District 2
To renew a 10-year, 6.50-mill property tax generating $6,350 a year.
Sub-Road District 5 of Road District 2
To renew a 10-year, 6-mill property tax generating $168,000 a year.
Road District No. 3 tax
To continue and increase a 10-year, 6.10-mill property tax generating $85,400 a year, with the millage representing a 0.60 of a mill increase (due to reappraisal) over the 5.5-mills tax authorized through 2018.
Kaplan tax proposition
To allow the city to incur debt and issue bonds up to $750,000 for up to 15 years, to be repaid with property taxes, with 80 percent of the proceeds for the city's public utility systems, and 20 percent for recreation. The increase in property taxes is estimated at 6.60 mills in the first year above the 2.20 mills currently being levied to pay the city's bonded debt.
Sub-District No. 5 of Gueydan Drainage District
To continue a 10-year, 14.04-mill property tax generating $323,700 a year.