The numbers are in - - and our congressmen remain the same


November 08, 2006 at 3:01 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

St. Charles Parish residents voted in significant numbers Tuesday as more than 11,000 went to the polls.

They helped re-elect two congressmen and put eight amendments into the state constitution.

Incumbents Bobby Jindal in the First Congressional District and Charles Melancon in the Third District were re-elected with majorities in the parish and in their districts which include parts of the parish. Jindal, a Republican, claimed a whopping 88 percent of the vote in St. Charles with 2,571 votes. Opponents received 220 for Democrat David Gereighty, 80 for Democrat Stacey Tallitsch and 32 for Libertarian Peter Beary.

Democrat Melancon received 4,406 votes in the parish - - 52 percent - - with 3,618 going to Republican Craig Romero, 260 to Democrat Olangee Breech and 133 to Libertarian James Blake Jr.

All eight of the proposed state constitutional amendments were favored in the parish with Amendment 7 reducing the number of assessors in New Orleans from 7 to 1 getting 87 percent for. Amendment 8, providing a separate school district for Central in East Baton Rouge Parish, barely got a majority with 52% of the vote.

Following are the precinct by precinct results in the parish


Louisiana Secretary of State
Unofficial Parish Election Results Inquiry
Results for Election Date: 11/07/06
Parish of St. Charles
11/08/2006 08.51.09

U. S. Representative, 1st Congressional District - 9 of 9 precincts reporting
32 1% Peter Beary, L  
220 8% David Gereighty, D  
2,571 89% "Bobby" Jindal, R  
80 3% Stacey Tallitsch, D  

U. S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District - 36 of 36 precincts reporting
133 2% James Lee Blake, Jr., L  
260 3% Olangee "OJ" Breech, D  
4,406 52% "Charlie" Melancon, D  
3,618 43% Craig Romero, R
 
CA No. 1 (Act 511-2005), Adds the homesteads of certain veterans - 45 of 45 precincts reporting
6,915 65% FOR  
3,731 35% AGAINST
 
CA No. 2 (Act 864-2006), Increases general severance tax allocation - 45 of 45 precincts reporting
7,111 67% FOR  
3,497 33% AGAINST
 
CA No. 3 (Act 510-2005), Exempts from prop. tax med. equip. leased - 45 of 45 precincts reporting
5,557 53% FOR  
4,862 47% AGAINST
  
CA No. 4 (Act 512-2005), Removes prohibition against exemp. mtr. veh. - 45 of 45 precincts reporting
6,449 61% FOR  
4,096 39% AGAINST
  
CA No. 5 (Act 509-2005), Prov. exemption from ad valorem tax 45 of 45 precincts reporting
5,363 52% FOR  
4,879 48% AGAINST
  
CA No. 6 (Act 862-2006), Auth. leg. create new judgeships for dist.crt - 45 of 45 precincts reporting
7,046 69% FOR  
3,220 31% AGAINST
 
CA No. 7 (Act 863-2006), Prov. single assessor in Orleans Parish - 45 of 45 precincts reporting
9,423 87% FOR  
1,418 13% AGAINST
 
CA No. 8 (Act 861-2006), Grants Central comm.school system in EBR Par.45 of 45 precincts reporting
5,380 52% FOR  
4,907 48% AGAINST




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