ELECTION RESULTS: Several local races head to runoffs

ELECTION RESULTS: Several local races head to runoffs
Source: Secretary of State
Source: Secretary of State

(WAFB) - Several races are heading to a runoff election on December 10. Statewide, voter turnout was 67.1 percent, according to unofficial results from the state's Secretary of State's office.

In Louisiana, 3,023,242 ballots were cast, records show.

Turnout in East Baton Rouge parish matched the 67.1 percent statewide turnout. The largest turnout in this region was in West Baton Rouge parish with a 75.6 percent turnout with East Baton Rouge parish having the lowest in the WAFB viewing area. The average turnout for the region was 72.03 percent.

Of the statewide total, 63.9 percent of voters were white, 31.1 percent were black, and five percent were from other ethnicities, records show.

WAFB political analyst Jim Engster was in the studio to call projected winners for local races, including the U.S. Senate seat, the East Baton Rouge mayor-president, and three congressional districts.



The race for East Baton Rouge mayor-president is in a runoff between Republican Bodi White and Democrat Sharon Weston Broome.

Voters in East Baton Rouge Parish sent six Metro Council races into runoffs as most of the districts were on the ballot.

There will be a runoff between Republican John Kennedy and Democrat Foster Campbell for David Vitter's U.S. Senate seat.

District 3 will head into a runoff between Republicans Scott Angelle and Clay Higgins after incumbent Charles Boustany did not seek re-election to pursue the U.S. Senate seat.

The 4th Congressional District also has a runoff between Democrat Marshall Jones and Republican Mike Johnson as Congressman John Fleming also was a candidate in the Senate race.


In the races for seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Steve Scalise was re-elected to the 1st Congressional District.

Cedric Richmond defeated Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden in the 2nd district race.

Incumbent Ralph Abraham was re-elected to the 5th Congressional District.

Garret Graves was also re-elected to represent the 6th district.

All of the proposals in East Baton Rouge Parish were passed, including two millages for the Council on Aging and BREC.

Incumbent Barney Arceneaux was re-elected as mayor of Gonzales.

Pointe Coupee Parish voters decided on a plan to restructure the parish government by exchanging the current system with a home rule charter.

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