As qualifying ends, here are the multi-parish candidates who will be elected unopposed

As qualifying ends, here are the multi-parish candidates who will be elected unopposed
Election Day in Louisiana is Oct. 12. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Qualifying for the October elections ended Thursday, Aug. 8. Each candidate for statewide office has at least one challenger, though some local politicians will win re-election unopposed.

More women are running for a seat in the legislature than ever before. More Republicans are seeking a seat in the state’s House or Senate than ever before as well.

Here are the candidates for all qualifying seats in the state legislature that will be re-elected without a challenger:

  • Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Jimmy Harris, D-New Orleans
  • Sen. Troy Carter, D-New Orleans (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Patrick Connick, R-Harvey
  • Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Eddie Lambert, R-Gonzalez (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Gary Smith, D-Norco (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Bret Allain, R-Jeanerette (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Fred Mills, R-St. Martinville (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Page Cortez, R-Lafayette (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Ronnie Johns, R-Sulphur (Incumbent)
  • Sen. Katrina Jackson, D-Monroe
  • Rep. Sam Jenkins, D-Shreveport (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Cedric Glover, D-Shreveport (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Thomas Pressly, R-Shreveport
  • Rep. Larry Bagley, R-Stonewall (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Raymond Crews, R-Bossier City (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Dodie Horton, R-Haughton (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Chris Turner, R-Ruston
  • Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Winnfield (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Michael Echols, R-Monroe
  • Rep. Pat Moore, D-Monroe (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi
  • Rep. Kenny Cox, D-Mansfield (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Pineville (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Edmond Jordan, D-Brusly (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Phillip DeVillier, R-Eunice (Incumbent)
  • Rep. John Stefanski, R-Crowley (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Vincent Pierre, D-Lafayette (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Ryan Bourriaque, R-Abbeville (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Blake Miguez, R-New Iberia (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Zee Zeringue, R-Houma (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Tanner Magee, R-Houma (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Greg Miller, R-Destrehan (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Chad Brown, D-Plaquemine (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Valarie Hodges, R-Denham Springs (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Baton Rouge (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Clay Schexnayder, R-Sorrento (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Nicholas Muscarello, R-Hammond (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Joe Stagni, R-Kenner (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Royce Duplessis, D-New Orleans (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Ted James, D-Baton Rouge (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Gary Carter, D-New Orleans (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Ray Garofalo, R-Chalmette (Incumbent)
  • Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Mandeville (Incumbent)

All district judges up for re-election are facing a challenger, except the 19th Judicial District Court’s Kelly Balfour. Natchitoches’ Tony Davis will be elected to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education unopposed.

Election day is Oct. 12.

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