Parish holds elections for political committees
The committee is comprised of 14 members from each of the parish council districts and five elected at-large or parishwide members. The committee also elects from within its ranks a chairperson, vice-chair, secretary and a treasurer.
Garret Monti, a member of the Republican Committee, is running unopposed and so is Cory M. Faucheaux, son of Councilman Clayton “Snookie” Faucheux. Both feel that the committees are needed to drum up votes for both parties.
"There will be a lot of new faces on the committee this time around," Monti said. "The Republican committee holds political rallies to get support for the Republican candidates running in the election, and since this is an election year, I'm sure we'll be pretty busy."
Faucheux says the Republican Committee is put in place to support the Republican party and to strengthen the involvement of Republicans in the community by letting people know who their party affiliation is with and what candidates they will support.
"It's an important committee, and it strengthens support for Republican candidates running for political office," Faucheux said.
Monti says there will be an inauguration ceremony and then the committee will get to work with the residents to round up support for the Republican candidates running for office.
The Democratic committee plans to hold similar rallies. Candidates for both parties are listed below and residents can cast their ballots on Feb. 9.
Democratic Committee Nominees:
District 3 - Chad Murray, Destrehan- unopposed to be elected
District 6 - Micheal Tabb, Norco - unopposed to be elected
Division A at large - Paul "Joey" Murray III, Destrehan - unopposed to be elected
Division B at large - Phillip Eitman, Luling - unopposed to be elected
Democratic Member at large - Adam Eitman - unopposed to be elected
Republican Committee Nominees:
District 1 - Cory M. Faucheux, Destrehan- unopposed to be elected
District 2 - Fisher Louise Broach, Luling- unopposed to be elected
District 3 - Paul Barletta, Destrehan - one to be elected Caroll Estevez, Destrehan - one to be elected
District 4 - Richard Dufrene, Des Allemands - unopposed to be elected
District 6 - Marcus M. Lambert, Montz - unopposed to be elected
District 7 - John Brady, Luling - 1 to be elected
Dennis Nuss, Luling - 1 to be elected
Republican Member at Large Division A - Marilyn Richoux - unopposed to be elected
Republican Member at Large Division B - Garrett Monti - unopposed to be elected
Republican members at Large - 5 to be elected:
Clayton "Snookie" Faucheux, Luling - withdrew nomination - 12/14/07
George Fischer, Luling
Martha Laque, Luling
Donald Lichenstein III, Paradis
Lance Marino, Norco
Robert Mont, Luling
Philip Strother, Paradis
Voters will also be asked to renew the two separate mileages, one for the Council on Aging and a combined renewal for the recreation departments in the parish.
The Council on Aging received $909, 749. 87 in 2007 based on .98 mills. In 2007 the recreation departments received $923,000 and $1, 818, 732 based on 2.97 mills collectively.
"The whole parish will have an opportunity to vote for or against the renewals," Rock Gisclair, parish tax assessor said.
Other election news updates, provided by Brian Champagne Register of Voters, St. Charles Parish:
Feb. 9, Presidential Preference Primary Election
Jan. 9 was the Last Day to Register to Vote / Last Day to Change Party Affiliation
Jan. 2 - Feb. 5 Request Absentee Mail Ballots
Jan. 26 - Feb. 2 Early Voting, Registrar of Voters Office 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Westbank: Courthouse,15045 River Rd. Hahnville
Eastbank: Artebury Building, 14565 River Rd., New Sarpy
For more information plese contact the Registrar of Voters Office 985-783-5120 or view their website: www.stcharlesgov.net/departments/rov.html.
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