In an upset, political newcomer Stephanie Hilferty has unseated state Rep. Nick Lorusso, who had been poised to return to Baton Rouge as the third most senior member of the state House.

Hilferty, 29, is a commercial real estate agent and president of the Lake Vista Neighborhood Association. She had criticized Lorusso as not paying enough attention to the Orleans Parish side of the District 94.

Both candidates are Republicans.

With all precincts reporting, Hilferty had 56 percent of the vote and led Lorusso by more than 1,500 ballots.

Hilferty said her focuses would be on crime and road repairs in the district.

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