Oct 19, 2013 10:50 PM by Ian Auzenne
April Foulcard is Jeanerette's new mayor. Foulcard, the former alderman at large, defeated alderman Kenneth Kern with 64% of the vote.
Christa "Tia" Simmons defeated Leo Lee to replace Foulcard as alderman at large. Simmons claimed 51% of the vote, beating Lee by the count of 914-872.
G. Butch Bourgeois is Jeanerette's new Ward 3 alderman. He beat Willie Ward with 70% of the vote. Bougeois will fill the seat vacated earlier this year by Sandy Derise, who resigned from the post.
Voters in the parish approved a measure that would allow the school board to issue bonds to fund facilities, technology, and security. The item passed with 74% of the vote.
New Iberia residents approved a citywide four-mill property tax to pay the city's debt. It passed with 65% of the vote.