There are two SPECIAL Congressional Elections in Louisiana scheduled for March 20, 2021 (Early Voting March 6-13)
- Congressional District 2
- Congressional District 5
Why is there a SPECIAL election? The positions are currently vacant in these districts.
- Distict 2 vacancy: U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond has resigned. He took the position as the Senior Advisor to the President and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
- District 5 vacancy: U.S. Representative Luke Letlow died five days before he was due to take office.
Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District includes all of St. James Parish and portions of Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist and West Baton Rouge parishes in southern Louisiana.
Louisiana’s Congressional District 2 Candidates are below. I’ve highlighted the candidates that I think are most likely to make a runoff.
- Claston Bernard (R)
- Karen Carter Peterson(D)
- Troy Carter (D) (State Senator)
- Chelsea Ardoin (R)
- Gary Chambers (D)
- Harold John (D)
- Christopher Johnson(D)
- Lloyd Kelly(D)
- Desiree Ontiveros(D)
- Jenette Porter(D)
- Greg Lirette(R)
- Sheldon Vincent Sr.(R)
- Mindy McConnell(L)
- Belden Batiste(Independent)
- Brandon Jolicoeur(Independent)
Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District includes the northeastern portion of the state. The parishes of Avoyelles, Caldwell, Catahoula, Concordia, East Carroll, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, La Salle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, Tensas, Washington, West Carroll, West Feliciana, and Winn are included in the district. Portions of East Feliciana, St. Helena, St. Landry and Tangipahoa parishes are also part of the district.
Louisiana’s Congressional District 5 Candidates are below. Mrs. Letlow is expected to win this race outright.
- Julia Letlow (R) – Luke Letlow’s widow
- Sancha Smith (R) (R)
- Candy Christophe(D)
- Chad Conerly (R)
- Robert Lansden(R)
- Allen Guillory Sr.(R)
- Jaycee Magnuson(R)
- Horace Melton(R)
- Richard Pannell(R)
- Errol Victor(R)
- Jim Davis(Independent)
- V. Mendoza(Independent)
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