Smiley Survives Challenge for OPPJ Prez

Shane Smiley, District E’s representative to the Ouachita Parish Police Jury was re-elected last night as President for 2010 – barely. Smiley was opposed for President by District F’s Pat Moore. Voting for Smiley were District B’s Mack Calhoun and District C’s Walt Caldwell. Voting for Moore were District A’s Charles Jackson and District D’s Ollibeth Reddix. Each nominee voted for themselves. The tie vote meant the incumbent retained the position.

Meanwhile, the Jury is still trying to figure out how it will get another property tax past the voters to operate the Ouachita Correctional Center. Johnny Gunter has the story.

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One Response to “Smiley Survives Challenge for OPPJ Prez”

  1. V-Vehicle not on OPPJ’s Agenda « Lincoln Parish News Online Says:

    […] some of the other jurors are not completely in agreement with Smiley’s negotiating style. He barely survived a challenge for re-election as President this […]

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