Newcomer unseats longtime public service comissioner; voters elect Hinkley in Plaquemines, approve amendments

Published: Dec. 10, 2022 at 6:05 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2022 at 9:56 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Polls closed at 8 p.m. on Election Day (Dec. 10) in Louisiana.


Voters largely approved three proposed amendments to the Louisiana State Constitution, requiring U.S. citizenship to register and vote in the state, Senate confirmation of gubernatorial appointees to the Civil Service Commission, and Senate confirmation of certain unelected members of the State Police Commission. All three amendments had more than 70% approval.

Keith Hinkley was elected as parish president in Plaquemines, where one-term incumbent Kirk Lepine failed to make the runoff and former two-term Parish President Benny Rousselle fell by a margin of 6%. Hinkley received 3,045 votes to Rousselle’s 2,651.

“We are powering Plaquemines Parish forward today,” Hinkley said in his victory speech. “Thank you. Thank you.”

Newcomer Davante Lewis upset longtime Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III, according to Dillard University Political Policy Professor Robert Collins.

Boissiere sat comfortably on Louisiana’s Public Service Commission for 18 years and garnered only 41% of Saturday’s vote.

Lambert Boissiere III and Davante Lewis
Lambert Boissiere III and Davante Lewis(Social Media)