Two-term incumbent Republican Franklin Foil coasted to a third term in House District 70, handily defeating his sole challenger by a wide margin.

Foil, who was first elected in 2007, carried a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Shamaka Schumake, claiming 74 percent of the vote in the south Baton Rouge district.

Schumake, an educational consultant and community activist, received 26 percent of the ballots cast.