Election results for four La. parishes
BATON ROUGE - Results are in after voters went to the polls Saturday in four parishes. Here are the results.
East Baton Rouge
Former Metro Councilman, Darrell Ourso narrowly defeated current Metro Councilman, Buddy Amoroso for the District 66 seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
The race was decided by 72 votes. Ourso will take over hunter Greene's seat who resigned to become a judge.
West Baton Rouge
The vote was turned down for a half-percent sales tax hike to generate an estimated $2.9 million for the sheriff's office.
Sheriff Mike Cazes hoped the sales tax would help pay bills.
He lost the tax after 56 percent voted no on the ballot.
An additional 1 percent sales tax for Zachary schools was voted down by 65 percent of the voters against it.
The tax would have raised approximately $4.5 million annually for school operations.
A vote to renew a property tax was voted a yes by 86 percent of the voters.
The tax brings close to $406,000 per year to help fund the fire department.
According to city officials, the renewal will be effective for the next ten years.
Harold Stewart will be the latest member of the city's council, taking the seat of recalled council member Timothy Vessel.
Stewart defeated opposing candidates Derrick Coco and Willie Robinson.
Lionel Johnson Jr. will serve a second term as mayor defeating Councilman Ralph Johnson Sr. with 75% of the vote in his favor.