With the battle for regaining the majority in the House of Representatives and Senate happening over the next couple of years, I decided to add updates on elections. I will be sharing election information, candidates, and issues on this website. I will also add any updates on important votes for current House or Senate members on yeasandnays.us.

Louisiana Special Election

On March 20th, 2021, there will be a special election for Louisana’s 2nd and 5th Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. There will also be one seat on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education for the 4th Congressional District. Louisana elections use the Louisiana majority-vote electoral system. With this type of election, all candidates are on one ballot regardless of their partisan affiliations. If a candidate can win the election with more than 50% of the vote, they win outright. If no candidate receives 50%, the top two vote recipients, regardless of their partisan affiliation, will run again on an election held on April 24th, 2021.

The 5th Congressional District

There will be 12 candidates on the ballot for the 5th Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. This special election will fill the vacancy left by Republican Luke Letlow, who died on December 29th, 2020, from complications related to COVID-19.

Top Choice: Julia Letlow – Republican Party

Letlow’s top issues:

100% pro-life
Focus on rural development
Champion for education
Putting la-05 back to work
Supporting our farmers & loggers
Rebuilding our infrastructure

Letlow’s endorsements:

Winning For Women
Louisiana Loggers Association
U.S. Congresswoman, Elise Stefanik – NY-21
Republican Party of Washington Parish
Republican Party of Louisiana
The College Republicans at LSU
US Congresswoman, Ashley Hinson – IA-01
House GOP Whip and US Congressman, Steve Scalise – LA-01
US Congressman, Dan Crenshaw – TX-02
House Republican Leader & US Congressman, Kevin McCarthy – CA-23

The other candidates include:

Chad Conerly – Republican Party
Allen Guillory Sr. – Republican Party
Robert Lansden – Republican Party
Jaycee Magnuson – Republican Party
Horace Melton – Republican Party
Richard Pannell – Republican Party
Sancha Smith – Republican Party
Errol Victor – Republican Party
Jim Davis – Independent
M.V. Mendoza – Independent
Candy Christophe – Democratic Party

2016 Trump 63.5 to Clinton 34.1
2012 Romney 61.0 to Obama 37.7

The 2nd Congressional District

There will be 15 candidates on the ballot 2nd Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives. The special election will fill the vacancy left by Democrat Cedric Richmond.

Top Choice: No Pick

Troy Carter – Democratic Party
Gary Chambers – Democratic Party
Harold John – Democratic Party
J. Christopher Johnson – Democratic Party
Lloyd Kelly – Democratic Party
Desiree Ontiveros – Democratic Party
Karen Peterson – Democratic Party
Jenette Porter – Democratic Party
Chelsea Ardoin – Republican Party
Claston Bernard – Republican Party
Greg Lirette – Republican Party
Sheldon Vincent Sr. – Republican Party
Mindy McConnell – Libertarian Party
Belden Batiste – Independent
Brandon Jolicoeur – Independent

2016 Hillary 74.6 to Trump 22.2
2012 Obama 75.8 to Romney 22.8 

The 4th Congressional District

There will be 5 candidates on the ballot for 4th Congressional District for one seat on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Top Choice: No Pick

Shelly McFarland – Republican Party
Michael Melerine – Republican Party
John Milkovich – Independent
Cody Whitaker – Independent
Cassie Williams – Democratic Party

2016 Trump 60.6 to Clinton 36.6
2012 Romney 59.0 to Obama 39.7

Featured Image Source: Screenshot from Julia Letlow’s campaign video