Nov 11, 2013 2:48 PM by Ian Auzenne (Photo Courtesy: MGN Online)
Voters in three Acadiana parishes will head to the polls Saturday to vote in runoff and/or proposition elections.
In Jeff Davis Parish, Jennings residents living in city council district D will choose their new councilman. Two democrats, Janet Jones and Anthony "Coach" Leblanc are vying for the seat.
St. Mary Parish will see two elections this weekend. Baldwin residents will vote for a new alderman, choosing between democrats Mike Caesar, Sr., and Margaret "Faye" Coleman for the at-large position.
Also, residents living in Water and Sewer Commission No. 4 will decide whether to allow the district to sell up to $3 million in bonds to construct a new waterworks plant and system and new sewage treatment and disposal facilities.
Residents in a portion of St. Landry Parish will elect a new congressman. Republicans Neil Riser and Vance McAllister will go head-to-head in a runoff for the vacant Fifth Congressional District seat, which covers the eastern part of the parish.
In addition, residents living in the Bayou Mallet and Plaquemine Gravity Drainage District No. 10 will vote on two propositions. The first proposition asks voters to allow the district to sell $580,000 to help fund drainage improvements. The second proposition asks voters to approve a ten-year, 12.19-mill property tax to fund drainage improvement projects. According to the proposition, that tax would raise an estimated $162,600 annually.