Obama wins re-election
Local voters limit school board terms to 3
While Obama won an overwhelming victory overall in the electoral college, he and Romney both received 49 percent of the popular vote. In St. Charles parish Obama received only 35 percent of the popular vote. Nearly 16,000 voters chose Romney on their ballots, while 8,894 picked Obama.
Local voters also decided to limit St. Charles Parish School Board members to three terms. Before the vote school board members had no term limits and could hold their seats indefinitely if they were re-elected every four years. The new term limits for School Board members will begin in 2014.
As for the parish’s congressional representatives, Cedric Richmond (D) won 55.15 percent of the vote for U.S. Representative in the 2nd Congressional District, while William "Bill" Cassidy won the U.S. Representative 6th Congressional District seat with 79.40 percent of the vote.
What Amendments Passed
— Medicaid trust fund for elderly
— Strict scrutiny standard for gun laws
— Earlier notice of public retirement bills
— Property tax exemption/disabled veterans
— Convicted public servants lose retirement benefits
— Membership of certain state boards/commissions
— Tax exemption for non-manufacturing
— Crime prevention and security districts
How St. Charles voted
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