Voters in Red River Parish have returned all members of the Red River Parish School Board who faced opposition. Complete but unofficial results show heavy voter turnout in the parish, probably due to the hot local races.
Here are the vote totals:
School Board District 4 incumbent Cleve Miller got 269 votes or 56% to John Lewis’ 211 votes or 44%.
School Board District 5 incumbent Kasandria White got 334 votes, or 71%, to challenger Donald Everett’s 136 votes or 29%.
School Board District 6 incumbent Vallerie Cox got 271 votes, or 61%. Challenger Andre’ Cole polled 170 or 39%.
And School Board District 7 incumbent Susan Taylor got 301 votes or 59%. Challenger Chandra Wilson received 209 votes or 41%.
The school board races sparked voter turnout. District 7 had the highest voter turnout or 59% of registered voters in that district. Second was District 4 with 55.7% voter turnout.
Nearly half (47.5%) of the registered voters in the Village of Hall Summit turned out. Danny Rex Scott won with 48 votes or 57%. William Lary Wimberly got 36 votes or 43%
The only statewide election was for Secretary of State. Red River voters reflected the sentiment statewide. Incumbent Kyle Ardoin and “Gwen” Collins-Greenup will face each other in a runoff in December.
Statewide Ardoin got 21% to Collins-Greenup’s 19%. Red River voters gave a slight edge to Collins-Greenup with 622 votes to Ardoin’s 614. Both got 21% of votes cast.
Red River voters also voted for a member of the US Congress. Mike Johnson retained his seat with 64% of the votes cast in the 4th District. In the parish, voters gave Johnson 60% or 1,731 votes. Challenger Ran Trundle polled 1,110 and Mark David Halverson got 49 votes.