No election needed for Haughton Aldermen race | Politics
The race for Haughton Aldermen is now over after one of the candidates dropped out.
Tina Jolley was one of six candidates vying for one of the five seats on the Haughton Town Council. Jolley has now withdrawn from the race, meaning the other five candidates have automatically won and the election for Haughton Aldermen is over.
The five members of the Haughton Town Council are: Doris Grappe, Jack Hicks, Martha McGee, Phillip Smith and Elbert Winnfield.
The Louisiana Secretary of State's Office says Haughton voters will still see the races and six candidates on the ballot come November 6. Any votes cast in the Haughton Aldermen race will not be counted.
Haughton Mayor Carlton Anderson is also asking voters to say yes for a $3.3 million bond proposition.
Anderson says the town is way behind on updating its sewer system and is inadequate to handle any future growth.
Anderson added, "Also, the town has been out of compliance with D.E.Q. (Department of Environmental Quality) for a number of years. The town has put a lot of effort and expense to keep our system in compliance."
The mayor said the interest rate for these bonds is just under 1%, and believes the bond can be paid off in 10 years without using existing funds.