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Former longtime commissioner Jimmie Cokinos dies
JEFFERSON COUNTY - Former longtime Jefferson County commissioner Jimmie Cokinos has died, according to employees at the Jefferson County Courthouse who say they were told of his death.
Cokinos was 96.
He was the first Republican elected to Jefferson County Commissioners Court.
He also served as mayor of Beaumont in the 1950's.
Commissioner Bo Alfred called Cokinos "a true leader for the city of Beaumont and Jefferson County."
Funeral arrangements are pending at Broussards.