State Representative for District 66 incumbent Darrell Ourso lost his seat Saturday evening to Family Forum Vice President Rick Edmonds.
Ourso, a former Baton Rouge Metro Councilman, had only held the seat for a few months. He was elected to the seat earlier this year during a special election after former state Rep. Hunter Greene became a family court judge.
Both Edmonds and Ourso are Republicans.
Edmonds, who is also a pastor at Bethany Church, won with 52 percent of the vote.
He posted on his Facebook page a thank you to his supporters after the vote results came in.
“After months of hard work throughout the district, I am excited to announce that ?#?TeamEdmonds? has won the election! It is truly an honor to have the opportunity to represent the people of ?#?LA66?, and it is certainly not a responsibility I take lightly. Thank you to all of our friends and supporters who have made this possible, and especially my family who has been there with me every step of the way. I’m ready to get to work for our district and make Louisiana the best it can be! Thank you again!” he said.
The state representative district covers much of the southern part of East Baton Rouge Parish.