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Dowies returning as Claiborne Parish Sheriff; other election results

(Editor’s note: All results from Saturday’s election are unofficial at this time.)

In a tight run-off election held Novemeber 18, Sam Dowies will be returning as Claiborne Parish Sheriff, serving his second term in office. Dowies received 53 percent of the parish vote with 2,404 of 4,532 overall turnout.

In another parish run-off, Larry Ford won the District 1 Claiborne Parish Police Jury seat with a 56 percent vote over incumbent James S. Laird. Ford received 280 of the overall 503 votes.

Statewide, Republican Nancy Landry beat out “Gwen” Collins-Greenup for Secretary of State. Republican Liz Baker Murrill will be the new Louisiana Attorney General over Democrat Lindsey Cheek. John Fleming beat Dustin Granger by a wide margin for State Treasurer.

All ammendments passed with the exception of Amendment 4 which was relative to the use of monies in the Revenue Stabilization Trust Fund; to provide for submission of the proposed amendment to the electors; and to provide for related matters.