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Bossier council seat needs runoff, S'port voters pass renewals


Four percent of Shreveport's voters approved five tax renewals for various city services and departments, while Bossier City re-elected one councilman and sent two other council candidates into a runoff.

The five renewals for Shreveport help fund the Police and Fire Departments, city streets, wages for city workers, health insurance for city workers, and recreational facilities. All five were approved with between 70% - 74% of the total votes.

In Bossier City's Council District 1, Scott Irwin won re-election with 69 percent of the vote over challenger Mike Beam. A runoff will be needed to decide the race for Council District 5. Tommy Harvey had 46% of the votes to incumbent Larry Hanisee's 35%. Mischa Angel came in third with 19%. That runoff is set for May 4.

Along with Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Bienville, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Sabine and Webster Parishes also had ballot issues and races to decide. You can click here to see complete but unofficial results for the races in those parishes.

More information on the April 6 election can be found on the Louisiana Secretary of State's Election website.

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