BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The signup period for Louisiana’s Oct. 12 primary election runs through Thursday. The top of the ballot will include the governor’s race and competitions for six other statewide positions.
Jefferson Parish will have three seats that run unopposed - Clerk of Court John Gegenheimer, R-Gretna; Assessor Thomas Capella, R-Metairie; and Coroner Gerry Cvitanovich, R-Metairie.
Other big races in Jefferson Parish include:
JEFFERSON PARISH PRESIDENT:
Lee Bonnecarrere, I-Bridge City; Cynthia Lee Sheng, R-Metairie; John Young, R-Metairie
JEFFERSON PARISH SHERIFF:
Anthony Bloise, I-Bridge City; John Fortunato, R-Metairie; Joesph Lopinto III, R-Metairie
In Orleans Parish, Troy Carter, D-New Orleans will run unopposed.
St. Tammany Parish has three seats that are unopposed - Clerk of Court Melissa Henry, R-Covington; Assessor Louis Fitzmorris, R-Abita Springs; Coroner Charles Preston, R-Slidell. Several parish council members are also running unopposed.
Two candidates are running against Pat Brister, R-Covington, for the parish president seat: Karen Champagne, R-Mandeville; and Michael Cooper, R-Covington.
Ralph Abraham, R-Rayville; Oscar "Omar" Dantzler, D-Hammond; John Bel Edwards (incumbent), D-Roseland; Gary Landrieu, independent-Metairie; Patrick "Live Wire" Landry, R-New Orleans; Manuel Russell Leach, R-Natchitoches; M.V. "Vinny" Mendoza, D-Ponchatoula; and Eddie Rispone, R-Baton Rouge.
William "Billy" Nungesser (incumbent), R-Port Sulphur; and Rao M. Uppu, D-Prairieville.
SECRETARY OF STATE:
Kyle Ardoin (incumbent), R-Baton Rouge; Gwen Collins-Greenup, D-Clinton; Thomas J. Kennedy III, R-New Orleans; and Amanda "Jennings" Smith, R-Bastrop.
Jeff Landry (incumbent), R-Broussard.
Derrick Edwards, D-Harvey; Teresa Kenny, no party-Metairie; and John Schroder (incumbent), R-Covington
Marguerite Green, D-New Orleans; Charlie Greer, D-Natchitoches; Michael "Mike" Strain (incumbent), R-Abita Springs; Peter Williams, D-Lettsworth; and Bradley Zaunbrecher, R-Egan.
James "Jim" Donelon (incumbent), R-Metairie; and Tim Temple, R-Baton Rouge.
LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT, 1st DISTRICT:
Will Crain, R-Madisonville; Richard Ducote, R-Covington; Hans Liljeberg, R-Metairie; and Scott Schlegel, R-Metairie.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 1st DISTRICT
Marion Bonura, independent-Metairie; Denise Carpenter, R-Metairie; James "Jim" Garvey (incumbent), R-Metairie; and Lee Price-Barrios, R-Abita Springs.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 2nd DISTRICT
Kira Orange Jones (incumbent), D-New Orleans; and Ashonta Wyatt, D-Harvey.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 3rd DISTRICT
Sandy LeBlanc Holloway (incumbent), R-Thibodaux; and Janice Perea, R-Houma.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 4th DISTRICT
Tony Davis (incumbent), R-Natchitoches.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 5th DISTRICT
Stephen Chapman, R-Woodworth; and Ashley Ellis, R-Monroe.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 6th DISTRICT
Ciara Hart, D-Baton Rouge; Ronnie Morris, R-Baton Rouge; and Gregory Spiers, R-Springfield.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 7th DISTRICT
Holly Franks Boffy (incumbent), R-Lafayette; and Timala "Timmie" Melancon, independent-Gueydan.
BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 8th DISTRICT
Preston Castille, D-Baton Rouge; Vereta Tanner Lee, D-Baton Rouge; Jonathan Loveall, D-Clinton; and Chakesha Webb Scott, D-Zachary.