The candidacy of state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle's lone opponent for the Louisiana House of Representatives is under challenge in Baton Rouge district court.

A petition filed Tuesday says that Amy Marie Pollard, who filed to run against Marcelle, does not live in the House district and should be disqualified.

A hearing in the 19th Judicial District Court is set for Friday.

The action was filed on behalf of three residents who say they live in Marcelle's House district -- Alfred Bell and Myles and Carolyn Reed.

The petition says that, based on Pollard's qualifying form, she lives in House District 69 and thus does not meet the qualifications to run against Marcelle, who represents District 61.

The incumbent and Pollard are both Democrats.

Pollard could not be reached for comment.

Marcelle said that, based on the address used by Pollard, she does not live in the district.

If the challenge is successful Marcelle would win re-election since Pollard is her lone challenger.

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