In local elections (according to results from the Louisiana Secretary of State) by a difference of 119,787 votes incumbent U. S. Senator Mary Landrieu will go back into office. John Kennedy had 45.75% with 866,624 votes and Landrieu received 52.08% with 986,411 votes. Other candidates were Richard Fontanesi, .98% with 18,559 votes; "Jay" Patel, .72% with 13,705 votes; and Robert Stewart, .46% with 8,773 votes.
Results for Tangipahoa Parish state n the race for U. S. Represenative 1st Congressional District, former seat of Governor Bobby Jindal, goes to "Steve" Scalise with 65.69% and 189,034 votes. Scalise's opponent "Jim" Harlan received 34.31% with 98,754 votes. Scalise was voted in as a replacement for Governor Jindal April 5, 2008.
Louisiana Supreme Court, Associate Justice, 1st Supreme Court District goes to Greg Guidry 59.72% with 160,893 votes over Jimmy Kuhn 40.28% with 108,541 votes. Public Service Commissioner District 1 was awarded to Eric Skrmetta 59.83% with 222,268 over John F. Schwegmann 40.17% with 149,220 votes.
Blair Downing Edwards took the seat of District Judge, 21st Judicial District Court, Division I 63.22% with 27,647 votes against C. Glenn Westmoreland 36.78% with 16,084 votes.
Constable, Justice of the Peace for Ward 1 goes to Quentin D. Hookfin 52.17% with 949 votes. Opponent Lemmie Chapman, III received 47.83% with 870 votes. Michael Jackson has been elected Mayor of the Village of Tangipahoa with 58.84% and 203 votes against 41.16% and 142 votes.
In the race for Chief of Police for the town of Roseland "Donnie" Hammons won with 54.77% and 333 votes over Roy D. Burton Sr. 45.23% with 275.
Town of Amite City Council Member District 2 seat goes back to Jonathan Foster 52.27% with 173 votes against Walter "PeeWee" Wren III 47.73% with 158 votes.
Statewide Constitutional Amendments unofficial results:
Amendment No. 1 - To set three-term limits for members of the Public Service Commission, the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the boards that govern the Civil Service commissions, the higher education boards and the state forestry commission.
Yes | 1,062,993
No | 468,237
Amendment No. 2 - To require the governor and legislative leaders to give lawmakers seven days notice to call a special session, instead of the five-day limit now required.
Yes | 894,397
No | 605,683
Amendment No. 3 - To authorize an interim replacement be appointed when a legislator is called up for military service for at least six months.
Yes | 923,621
No | 571,446
Amendment No. 4 - To increase the maximum $850,000 a parish can receive as its share of state mineral revenue annually.
Yes | 666,449
No | 820,670
Amendment No. 5 - To allow assessments frozen for homeowners with disabilities or those 65 and older to be transferred to property that is acquired within two years of state or federal expropriation.
Yes | 731,769
No | 735,313
Amendment No. 6 - To authorize local government to expropriate blighted property in order to put it back in commerce without having to wait for the owner or heirs to file a claim in a 30-year period.
Yes | 722,903
No | 743,682
Amendment No. 7 - To allow the state and local governments to invest post-employment benefit money, other than pensions, in equities.
Yes | 628,899
No | 795,748