[StBernard] Election Results
Westley at da-parish.com
Mon Oct 22 10:00:46 EDT 2007
"...At the time of this writing, I've seen Craig Taffaro put the hurt on
bigboy, JR. Whoa, I certainly see the mandate here is for new, young blood
Nothing against Craig, but I think any candidate with some name recognition
and an organized campaign effort would have accomplised close to the same
results. I believe this was as much an "anti" vote as anything else. It
was becoming apparent in the last few weeks of the election that people
wanted "some kind" of change - anybody.
Yep, I looked at the numbers by precinct for each of the candidates outted
in the primary...it's gonna be tough for Junior to pull this one out. I'm
not saying it's impossible, but definitely a monumental challenge for
For the most part, I believed that the "old soldiers" were going back into
da parish positions. Vinsanau, Torres (gulp!--the question is whether she'll
get to see the end of her term), Melerine, Hoffmeister, (Where there was
incumbents vying for their "same old" positions).
Then I saw the contest of the "big boys" (pun intended) with Stephens and
Landry who is giving Stephens a run for his money again (pun, certainly
intended). Whoa! People want change!
At the time of this writing, I've seen Craig Taffaro put the hurt on bigboy,
JR. Whoa, I certainly see the mandate here is for new, young blood with
vision. Craig is listed at 50% (so I suppose he took the position outright
if he had 1 more vote than the 50%!).. At any rate, congrats, Craig. Now's
the time to lose weight after the holidays (because you're not only going to
roll your sleeves up for your new job, you're going to have to traipse
through a lot of damaged properties in the recovery mandate that you've
taken on. ;^)
Congrats to the new faces, we'll see in positions that will make the council
look strange until the public gets used to seeing unknown/fresh bodies
behind the microphones.
To all who have been elected/re-elected, it's time for change. (for the
betterment, of course). Let's get to work.
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