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Special election to be held April 9 to fill seat of State Rep. Ronnie Edwards

Ronnie Edwards (Source: Louisiana House of Representatives' website) Ronnie Edwards (Source: Louisiana House of Representatives' website)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A special election will be held to fill the void left by the passing of a longtime Baton Rouge politician.

State Representative Ronnie Edwards died Wednesday, February 24 at the age of 63 after a two-year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.

A special election was set for Saturday, April 9 to fill Edwards' vacant seat in the House of Representatives. If the election goes into a runoff, it will be held on Saturday, May 14. Qualifying for the special election will begin Monday, March 7 and end at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9.

Edwards was elected back in October, and before that, she served on the Baton Rouge Metro Council for two terms.

As a state representative, she would have served on three committees: Health and Welfare; Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs; Transportation, Highways, and Public Works.

Edwards worked as a special projects manager at Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation since July 1992. 

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