ELECTION RESULTS: Kennedy, Weston-Broome win hotly contested elections

ELECTION RESULTS: Kennedy, Weston-Broome win hotly contested elections

(WAFB) - Several races headed to a runoff election after the general November 8 election. Statewide, voter turnout was 67.1 percent, according to unofficial results from the Secretary of State's Office. Election day for the runoff was Saturday, December 10. Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 8 p.m.


Democrat Sharon Weston-Broome defeated Republican Bodi White in the race for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish

Congressional Districts:

  • Democrat Chauna Banks defeated fellow Democrat Ulysses 'Bones' Addison in District 2
  • Democrat Erika Green defeated fellow Democrat Linda Dewey in District 5
  • Democrat LaMont Cole defeated fellow Democrat Elvin Sterling in District 7
  • Republican Dwight Hudson defeated fellow Republican Kenneth Perret in District 9
  • Democrat Tara Wicker defeated fellow Democrat Lorri Burgess in District 10
  • Republican Barbara Freiberg defeated Democrat Rose Williams Carey in District 12

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Secretary of State Tom Schedler says voters cast their ballots for the U.S. Senate, the 3rd and 4th Congressional Districts, municipal races across the state, and 156 propositions across 44 parishes.

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.

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