Republicans Paula Davis and Ryan Heck will go to a runoff for the House District 69 race after being locked in a tight competition throughout the night.

The two finished on Saturday with Davis at 38 percent and Heck at 37 percent of the vote. Only 88 votes separated Davis from Heck.

Democrat Mark Holden trailed them both with 24 percent.

All three candidates used Baton Rouge traffic as one of their hot-button issues, saying they would make it a priority in the Louisiana Legislature.

Davis is the Baton Rouge Symphony League secretary, and has often touted her state government experience as former deputy insurance commissioner of the office of property and casualty. Davis was in her position during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and has said the experience taught her leadership.

Heck has been a Metro Council member since 2012, and has said he is most proud of his work to bring the ride share program Uber to Baton Rouge and to lower speed limits in neighborhoods. He runs a Baton Rouge concrete business.

Holden said he hoped that voters in his conservative district would vote for him because of his non-partisan ideas, rather than his democratic affiliation being a turnoff. He is an attorney.