Today voters across Louisiana are voting in elections of all types at all levels of government. We will have results for two of the elections here shortly after polls close at 8 p.m. (CDT)
The first is for the seat in the 2nd Congressional District which opened up after Cedric Richmond was appointed as Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. You can read Benjamin Lefkowitz’s breakdown of the race for us here.
At the state level, we have a race for the Louisiana State House of Representatives District 82, which represents Jefferson Parish just west of New Orleans. The seat is open after Charles Henry resigned. The two Republicans vying for this seat advanced to today’s General Election from a nonpartisan primary race in March where no candidate received a majority of the vote.