Before the fish plates were served Friday at the senior center on the edge of Pontchartrain Park, Joyce Rawlins and Rose George were on opposite sides of a debate.
The three candidates who want to be Covington's next mayor agree that drainage, infrastructure and the best direction for the city's impoverished West 30s neighborhood are the most vital issues facing the city.
Two weeks after a supporter of Cynthia Lee Sheng released a poll showing her in the lead in the race for Jefferson Parish president, John Young’s campaign has released a poll it commissioned showing he, in fact, has the edge.
Covington city government will see significant turnover after the March 30 election, with a new mayor and at least four new City Council members — the result of term limits. But the council's two at-large seats will have familiar faces in them no …
Four candidates will vie to be the next mayor of Covington in the March 30 election, while the town of Jean Lafitte saw its mayor and five council members automatically re-elected for the second time in four years when no one qualified against them.
The first day of qualifying Wednesday for the March 30 elections drew candidates for races in St. Tammany Parish, where Covington voters will choose a new mayor and council members, and in Jefferson Parish, where a judgeship and Jean Lafitte munic…
John Raymond has faced questions before about where he lives. When he ran last fall for the District 90 seat in the state House, a resident filed a court challenge alleging that he didn't live in the district.
Voters in New Orleans on Saturday approved a proposal to put a City Council representative back on the Sewerage & Water Board, a move aimed at providing an outside perspective at a utility that has been under scrutiny since 2017 floods.
Political newcomer Simeon Dickerson routed two-term incumbent Cedric Floyd on Saturday in an intense race for the Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 seat, getting 63 percent of the vote and likely adding another ally of Superintendent Cade B…
Voters overwhelmingly approved three tax renewals on Jefferson Parish's west bank Saturday. Each renewal garnered approval from at least 73 percent of voters.
In the battle for the three remaining seats on the Harahan City Council, attorney Jason Asbill, retired executive Tommy Budde and current Councilwoman Carrie Wheeler were the top three vote-getters Saturday and were elected.
Mary DuBuisson, a former small business owner and legislative assistant, won a decisive victory Saturday in the race for the House District 90 seat from the Slidell area. She beat John Raymond, a pastor who tried to convince voters that his oppone…
A hotly contested election season for the St. Tammany Parish School Board concluded Saturday with another incumbent, Peggy Seeley, being ousted by challenger Mike Winkler.
Jack Sessions, who first ran for Pearl River police chief in 2010 against longtime incumbent Bennie Raynor, is finally getting the job.
Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons was denied a third term Saturday as challenger Dan Curtis, a current member of the Board of Aldermen in the tiny town, trounced him with 66 percent of the vote.
Corporate defense lawyer Omar Mason easily bested solo practitioner and perennial candidate Marie Williams in the runoff election for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship on Saturday.
New Orleans area residents hit the polls Saturday to elect Louisiana's secretary of state and decide the fate of a few local tax proposals and local seats.
Voters go to the polls Saturday to decide who will be Louisiana's next secretary of state and to cast their ballots for various local races and tax proposals in the New Orleans area.
St. Tammany Parish voters will decide Saturday whether to approve a 10-year renewal of a 1-mill property tax for the parish Department of Animal Services, which operates the parish animal shelter on La. 36.
With less than a year left before the next Louisiana governor's election, a number of candidates have announced their candidacy while far more have declared they won't run.
The state's judicial campaign watchdog has publicly reprimanded an Orleans Parish Civil District Court candidate who it says falsely claimed she was excluded from a nonprofit group’s campaign forum.
When Mary DuBuisson and John Raymond squared off at a forum hosted by Leadership Northshore late last month, the two candidates in Saturday's runoff for the House District 90 seat from the Slidell area both emphasized their conservative values.
Calling its contents “inaccurate and scurrilous,” a state district judge on Tuesday ordered Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd not to further distribute a misleading flyer about his opponent in Saturday's runoff for the District 5 seat.
One of the candidates in Saturday's runoff for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship has drawn a complaint from a local nonprofit group.
Abita Springs Mayor Greg Lemons is in a fight for his political life, forced into a runoff Saturday with Dan Curtis, a member of the town's Board of Aldermen.
Below are some of the runoff races and propositions in metro New Orleans region. Visit geauxvote.com for the full list of candidates and propositions.
Two-thirds of the nine seats on the Jefferson Parish School Board may have been settled Nov. 6, but it's the three remaining races — one, in particular — that may set the tone for how the governing board of the state's largest school district oper…
A state district judge has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting Jefferson Parish School Board member Cedric Floyd and an attorney who is an ally of Floyd's from making misleading statements about Floyd's runoff opponent, Simeon Dickerson.
A new front has been opened in the battle for the Jefferson Parish School Board District 5 seat: a Jefferson Parish courtroom.
Early voting for the Dec. 8 election begins Saturday, and even though New Orleans area voters will see only one statewide race on their ballots, the runoff between Republican Kyle Ardoin and Democrat Gwen Collins-Greenup for secretary of state, th…
John Raymond, the Slidell pastor who's running for a seat in the Legislature, points to his accomplishments in starting the nondenominational New Horizon church, a school and The Bridge, 88.7 FM, a Christian radio station, as evidence of his abili…
A proposal voters will consider next month to restore a City Council representative to the Sewerage & Water Board's governing board has rustled up a familiar opponent: the Bureau of Governmental Research.
Mary DuBuisson, who worked for the last House 90 representative before running to replace him, has gained the support of one of the candidates she beat out to get into the Dec. 8 runoff for the Slidell area legislative seat.
A Baton Rouge man was arrested Wednesday in the September killing of 28-year-old Jerry Spain, Baton Rouge police announced Wednesday.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has ended speculation that he might mount a run for governor next year by announcing Wednesday that he will seek a second term as attorney general.
While officials are still counting ballots in some high-profile elections elsewhere in the country, a St. Tammany Parish race that was subject to a recount was quickly resolved Tuesday with a slight change in the numbers but not in the outcome.
New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett lost his own council district in last week’s election for clerk of Orleans Parish Civil District Court, political analyst Ed Chervenak of the University of New Orleans found in breaking down the vote.
Crowded ballots, challenges to incumbents who had waltzed back into office without opposition four years ago and tough rhetoric on the campaign trail seemed to promise that a very different St. Tammany Parish School Board would emerge from Tuesday…
CONVENT — St. James Parish School Board member Dianne Spencer holds a four-vote lead over Patricia Heary "Ducy" Schexnayder, and the challenger said she isn’t ready to concede just yet.
Mary DuBuisson held a comfortable lead all Tuesday night in the race to succeed her former boss, Greg Cromer, in his Slidell-area legislative seat, but it wasn't until nearly midnight that it became clear who else would be in the Dec. 8 runoff for…
As the final Election Day 2018 results were tabulated across Louisiana, there were no major upsets in the southern part of the state. But the outcomes of a few races are sure to raise some eyebrows.
Three incumbents have been pushed to Dec. 8 runoffs in Jefferson Parish School Board races, while in others, business-backed candidates cruised to easy victories Tuesday.
Omar Mason gained a plurality of the vote in a four-way race Tuesday for an Orleans Parish Civil District Court judgeship, but it was not enough to avoid a runoff.
WASHINGTON — Voters in all six of Louisiana’s congressional districts re-elected their incumbent congressmen, sending the state’s five Republicans and one Democrat back to Washington for new two-year terms.
A ballot measure that would legalize online fantasy sports games for cash prizes won approval Tuesday night in the Baton Rouge, New Orleans and Lafayette areas.
WASHINGTON — Congressman Clay Higgins, a Port Barre Republican who rode his viral Crime Stoppers video fame to an upset victory two years ago, managed to beat back six opponents and claim a second term Tuesday.
A former longtime state representative aiming to return to public life got his wish on Tuesday, as Austin Badon was elected to serve as clerk of 1st City Court in New Orleans.
WASHINGTON — Northwest Louisiana voters sent U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson back to Congress for a second term Tuesday, complete, but unofficial election returns show.
Interim Clerk of Orleans Parish Civil District Court Chelsey Richard Napoleon won the election to succeed her former boss on Tuesday, besting City Councilman Jared Brossett.
WASHINGTON — Voters are sending House Majority Whip Steve Scalise back to D.C. for a sixth term in Congress, picking the incumbent over a field of five challengers in Tuesday’s election.
Lance Willie won his bid to serve a full term as mayor of the small St. Tammany Parish village of Folsom, defeating challenger Wendell Sams on Tuesday. Willie took 77 percent of the vote.