Former Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Ulysses “Bones” Addison is headed to a run off with Barbara West Carpenter this November to decide who will win the House representative seat for District 63.
The two Democrats commanded the leads in a crowded field that included Joyce Marie Plummer, James Slaughter Jr. and Dean “Deaneaux” Vicknair.
Addison led the race with 33 percent of the votes and Carpenter had 30 percent. Plummer came in third with 22 percent and Slaughter and Vicknair tied with 8 percent.
The seat was opened up by current state Rep. Dalton Honoré’s decision to run for state Senate.
Carpenter is the dean of international education at Southern University. She served on the board of the East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority for 27 years, including six terms as the chairman.
Addison, who served three terms on the Baton Rouge Metro Council, has run a market research firm since 1987 and worked with various nonprofits, including as president of the Community Association of Welfare for School Children.
The run off election is Nov. 21.