Jefferson Parish President John Young’s reporting $1.8 million in his campaign warchest for this fall’s lieutenant governor’s race.
Young’s campaign finance report reveals that he transferred $1.49 million from his Jefferson Parish president election’s account.
He raised another $451,000 in cash contributions during 2014 for his lieutenant governor’s office bid.
Campaign expenses ran $141,771 in 2014, according to the report filed with state ethics officials.
Young’s campaign reported contributions from nearly 400 unique donors and more than 96 percent of the total raised in-state.
Young, a Republican, is among the announced candidates trying to succeed Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne in the No. 2 job in state government. Dardenne is running for governor.
He has been Jefferson Parish president since 2010.
The primary election is Oct. 24 with any runoff, if necessary, Nov. 21.
Former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser, Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden and state Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, have said they are in the race. Nungesser and Guillory are Republicans. Holden is a Democrat.
Nungesser is making a second run for the lieutenant governor’s job. Early last year, Nungesser reported $1.45 million in cash on hand for a “future election” of which $1 million was a personal loan to the campaign. He has not yet filed a report reflecting 2014 campaign activity nor have Holden or Guillory.
The reports are due this week.