BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Long-time front-runners Democrat Sharon Weston Broome and Republican Bodi White will head into a runoff for East Baton Rouge mayor-president.
There were 12 candidates hoping to replace current Mayor-President Kip Holden, who is term-limited and cannot run again after three terms as mayor. He was unsuccessful in his bid for the 2nd Congressional District seat against incumbent Cedric Richmond.
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Broome served 24 years in the state legislature and was the first female to hold Pro Tempore in House and Senate. She was a state senator from 2005 to 2016 and before that she was a state representative from 1991 to 2005.
White served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 2004 to 2011. After two terms in the House, he was elected to the La. Senate.
He also worked as a detective for the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office.