Williams tops Posey for Natchitoches Mayor

Bossier City voters approve millage renewal for Police and Fire Departments

Williams tops Posey for Natchitoches Mayor
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NORTHWEST LOUISIANA (KSLA) - The city of Natchitoches elected a new mayor Saturday night.

In complete but unofficial results, pastor and teacher Ronnie Williams, Jr. won the race over two-term mayor Lee Posey, with Williams getting 52% of the vote. The unofficial turnout for the race was 49.4% of the city’s registered voters.

People living in Natchitoches’ 3rd Council District will have a new representative. Incumbent Sylvia Morrow made it to Saturday night’s runoff election against challenger Christopher Petite. Voters elected Petite with 63% of the vote to Morrow’s 37%. Morrow had held the office since 2004.

Incumbent District 4 Council Member Lawrence Batiste didn’t get a chance for another term in office after he failed to make the runoff election in June. Saturday night’s race saw Rosemary Washington besting James Below, Jr. for the seat, winning with 57% of the vote.

In Bossier City, voters were asked to approve a 6.19 millage continuation that helps fund the city’s police and fire departments. It easily won renewal with 68% of the vote. Unofficially, only 13% of the city’s voters came out to the polls. After the final results came in, Bossier City Mayor Lorenzo Walker sent out a statement on the millage passing. He said, “I thank Bossier City residents for their meaningful show of support for the outstanding men and women of the police and fire departments and the excellent level of service they provide. We can all be proud to live in Bossier City where public safety is a priority for all.”

There were other tax propositions Saturday night in Natchitoches, Claiborne, Webster and Red River Parishes. Click here to see the results of those races.

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