Cloessner’s sheriff’s campaign trying to do more with less


It’s long-established fact in Louisiana politics – raising funds to oppose an incumbent sheriff is a tough row to hoe.

Chris Cloessner is the latest example.

According to his campaign finance report filed September 12, he has had contributions of $36,000 in his bid to unseat Mark Wood on October 14.

The two engaged in a tit-for-tat race four years ago to succeed retiring William Earl Hilton, with Wood winning the runoff.

Cloessner loaned his current campaign $9,000 and the campaign had spent $4,000 before filing, leaving a balance on hand of $41,000.

Contributors of $2,500 included:

CF Logistics, Cloessner Paving, Christian Van Mol – Glenmora;

Heather Ducote, Hahn Roofing, Li’l Boo’s Country Store – Boyce;

LaMar Inc., Lance Shaw – Elmer;

Daniel Webb, Teresa Webb – Colfax.