In the Nov. 6 election, the ballots include the congressional midterm races, as well as other state and local races, state constitutional amendments and local propositions. Below are some of the races and propositions of note in the Baton Rouge region.

Early voting for the Nov. 6 election began Tuesday, Oct. 23 and ended Oct. 30, excluding Sunday. More than 307,000 residents voted early, which exceeded the state's early voting turnout for all but presidential election years. A runoff election, if needed, is scheduled Dec. 8.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

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The letter next to a candidate's name stands for their party. R for Republican, D for Democrat, I for Independent, L for Libertarian or N for no party.

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Multiparish races

U.S. representative

1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

(Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa and Terrebonne parishes.)

  • Lee Ann Dugas, D
  • Jim Francis, D
  • Frederick "Ferd" Jones, I
  • Howard Kearney, L
  • Tammy M. Savoie, D
  • Steve Scalise, R

Read more about the candidates HERE

2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

(Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Jefferson, Orleans, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist and West Baton Rouge parishes.)

  • Belden "Noonie Man" Batiste, I
  • Cedric Richmond, D
  • Shawndra Rodriguez, N
  • Jesse Schmidt, N

Read more about the candidates HERE.

5TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

(Avoyelles, Caldwell, Concordia, East Carroll, East Feliciana, Franklin, Grant, Jackson, LaSalle, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Rapides, Richland, St. Helena, St. Landry, Tangipahoa, Tensas, Washington, West Carroll, West Feliciana and Winn parishes.)

  • Ralph Abraham, R
  • Billy Burkette, I
  • Jessee Carlton Fleenor, D
  • Kyle Randol, L

Read more about the candidates HERE.

6TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT

(Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Lafourche, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. John the Baptist, Terrebonne and West Baton Rouge parishes.) 

  • Justin Dewitt, D
  • Devin Lance Graham, I
  • Garret Graves, R
  • Andie Saizan, D

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Secretary of state

  • Kyle Ardoin, R
  • Heather Cloud, R
  • Gwen Collins-Greenup, D
  • A.G. Crowe, R
  • Rick Edmonds, R
  • Renee Fontenot Free, D
  • Thomas J. Kennedy III, R
  • Matthew Paul "Matt" Moreau, N
  • Julie Stokes, R

Read more about the candidates HERE.


Constitutional amendments

AMENDMENT 1

To prohibit convicted felons from seeking or holding public office or appointment within five years of completion of their sentence unless they are pardoned.

AMENDMENT 2

To require a unanimous jury verdict in all noncapital felony cases for offenses committed on or after Jan. 1, 2019.

AMENDMENT 3

To permit the donation of the use of public equipment and personnel by one political subdivision to another political subdivision for authorized activities or functions.

AMENDMENT 4

To remove authority to appropriate or dedicate monies in the Transportation Trust Fund to State Police for traffic control purposes.

AMENDMENT 5

To extend eligibility for the following special property tax treatments to property in trust: the special assessment level for property tax valuation, the property tax exemption for property of a disabled veteran, and the property tax exemption for the surviving spouse of a person who died while performing their duties as a first responder, active duty member of the military, or law enforcement or fire protection officer.

AMENDMENT 6

To require that any reappraisal of the value of residential property by more than 50 percent, resulting in an increase in property taxes, be phased in over four years, during which time no additional reappraisal can occur and that the decrease in the total property tax collected as a result of the phase-in of assessed valuation be absorbed by the taxing authority and not allocated to the other taxpayers.

Read more about the amendments HERE.

Read The Advocate editoral board's opinions on the amendments HERE.


Jefferson Parish

Judge, Juvenile Court, Section B

  • Amanda Calogero, R
  • Jennifer Guillot Womble, R

Read more about the candidates HERE.

School Board, Dist. 1

  • Gerard LeBlanc, R
  • Mark Morgan, I

School Board, Dist. 2

  • Eddie J. Boudreaux, Jr., R
  • Molly Brunkow, D
  • Ricky Johnson, Sr., D
  • Sheldon "Mr. Vince" Vincent, Sr., N
  • April Williams, D

School Board, Dist. 3

  • Tiffany Higgins Kuhn, R
  • Stefan Suazo, I
  • Mark Terrebonne, R

School Board, Dist. 4

  • Glenn Mayeaux, R
  • "Clay" Moise, R

School Board, Dist. 5

  • Simeon Dickerson, D
  • "Dee" Dunn, D
  • Cedric Floyd, D 

School Board, Dist. 8

  • Marion Bonura, R
  • Chad Nugent, R

School Board, Dist. 9

Harahan Mayor

  • "Tim" Baudier, R
  • Tina Miceli, R

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Harahan Council (5 to be elected)

  • Jason D. Asbill, R
  • Susan Benton, R
  • "Tommy" Budde, R
  • Eric Chatelain, R
  • Barbara Crosby-Harney, R
  • Gabrielle Izzo, R
  • Craig Johnston, R
  • Nathan "Nate" Lepre, R
  • Patrick McDaniel, R
  • "Bobby" Moss, I
  • John Riehm, N
  • Darlene Schwartz, R
  • Carrie Wheeler, R
  • Bryan "Keko" Whittle, Sr., R

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.

Parishwide 3.5-mill property tax renewal for juvenile detention

To renew a 3.5-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2021, for the parish's juvenile detention facilities. 

Parishwide 2.26-mill property tax renewal for public health units and animal control

To renew a 2.26-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2021, for public health units and public health services, including those for developmental disabilities and substance abuse. It would also pay for humane animal control and shelter.

5-mill property tax renewal for Drainage District 2

To renew a 5-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2021, for Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control projects. Any surplus funds would go to other drainage projects.

25-mill property tax renewal for Fire Protection District 7

To renew a 25-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2020, for fire protection equipment and facilities.

21.10-mill property tax for Fire Protection District 9

To levy a 21.10-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2021, for fire protection equipment and facilities.

To read more about all property tax proposals for Jefferson Parish, click HERE.


Orleans Parish

Civil District Court Judge, Div. E

  • Omar Mason, D
  • Richard Perque, D
  • Kenneth M. Plaisance, D
  • Marie Williams, D

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Civil District Court Clerk

  • Jared Brossett, D
  • Chelsey Richard Napoleon, D

Read more about the candidates HERE.

1st City Court Clerk

  • Austin Badon, D
  • Timothy David Ray, D

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.

Lake Oaks Subdivision $400 parcel fee renewal 

To renew a $400 parcel fee for four years, beginning in 2019, for security and beautification efforts.

Kenilworth neighborhood $225 parcel fee 

To impose a $225 parcel fee for eight years, beginning in 2019, for security and beautification efforts.

Lake Bullard neighborhood $350 parcel fee renewal

To impose a $350 parcel fee for eight years, beginning in 2019, for security and beautification efforts.


Plaquemines Parish

Parish President

  • Amos J. Cormier, R
  • Kirk Lepine, R
  • Burghart H. Turner, D

Parish Council, Dist. 3

  • Corey Arbourgh, R
  • David Clark, R
  • Daniel "Danny" Hingle, R

Parish Council, Dist. 4

  • Stuart J. Guey, Jr., R
  • Irvin Juneau, I

Parish Council, Dist. 5

  • Wayne Meyers, R
  • Benedict "Benny" Rousselle, R

Parish Council, Dist. 6

  • Sharon Branan, D
  • Trudy Newberry, R

Parish Council, Dist. 7

  • Keith Espadron, Jr., D
  • Garland Ingraham, Sr., D
  • Carlton M. LaFrance, Sr., D

Parish Council, Dist. 8

  • "Richie" Blink, Jr., I
  • "Jay" Friedman, I
  • Kerry Lincoln, D

Parish Council, Dist. 9

  • Kathleen Avist Antoine, D
  • Mark "Hobbo" Cognevich, N
  • Nicole Williams, D

School Board, Dist. 5

  • Christopher Huff, I
  • William "Bill" Mertz, R
  • Shayne Meyers, R

School Board, Dist. 7

  • Bobby Ingraham, D
  • Robin Louise Parker, D
  • Eric G. Phillips, Sr., D

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.


St. Bernard Parish

34th Judicial District Judge, Div. D

  • Gregory Rome, R
  • Darren Roy, D

School Board, Dist. 5

  • Dennis Bradley, D
  • "Joe" Long, Sr., R

School Board, Dist. 9

  • Keisa Rodney, O
  • Shelton Smith, D

School Board, Dist. 10

  • Carl Gaines, Jr., D
  • Rosiland White, D

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.


St. Charles Parish

School Board, Dist. 2

  • Melinda Bernard, R
  • Barbara Fuselier, R

School Board, Dist. 4

  • Nicole Dufrene, R
  • C.H. "Sonny" Savoie, D

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.

Parishwide 5.90-mill property tax renewal for roads

To renew a 5.90-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2020, for roads and bridges. 

Parishwide .61-mill property tax renewal for public health

To renew a .61-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2020, for public health unit facilities.

Parishwide .08-mill property tax for the elderly

To levy a .08-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019, for programs and facilities for the elderly through the St. Charles Council on Aging.

Parishwide 1.58-mill property tax for fire

To levy a .08-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2020, for fire protection.


St. John the Baptist Parish

School Board, Dist. 2

  • Albert "Ali" Burl III, D
  • Carl V. Monica, D

School Board, Dist. 4

  • Pearl Foreman, D
  • Patrick H. Sanders, D

School Board, Dist. 5

  • Clarissa "Reesce" Alvis, D
  • Sherry DeFrancesch, I

School Board, Dist. 6

  • Keith A. Jones, D
  • Raven Warren, N

School Board, Dist. 7

  • Corey Hutchinson, N
  • Phillip Johnson, D

School Board, Dist. 8

  • Debra "Debbie" Schum, D
  • "Russ" Wise, N

School Board, Dist. 11

  • Shondrell Perrilloux, I
  • Lisa Tregre-Wilder, D
  • Clarence Triche, D

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.

Parishwide .48-mill property tax renewal for mosquito abatement

To renew a .48-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019, for the mosquito control efforts. 


St. Tammany Parish

School Board, Dist. 1

  • Karin Lorenz Crosby, R
  • Donald "Don" Flanigan, N
  • Matthew Greene, R

School Board, Dist. 2

  • Lynne Craven, D
  • Elizabeth B. "Beth" Heintz, R 

School Board, Dist. 4

  • Alicia Breaux, D
  • Stephen J. "Jack" Loup III, R

School Board, Dist. 5

  • Lee Barrios, I
  • Charles Brandon Harrell, R

School Board, Dist. 7

  • Willie B. Jeter, D
  • Shelta Richardson, R 

School Board, Dist. 8

  • James Lyle, R
  • Peggy H. Seeley, R
  • "Mike" Winkler, R

School Board, Dist. 9

  • Sharon Lo Drucker, R
  • Meg Good Hackney, D

School Board, Dist. 11

  • Maurice Doucette, D
  • Tammy Lamy, R
  • Robert R. "Bob" Womack, R
  • Carlos Yingst, R

School Board, Dist. 13

  • James Braud, R
  • Belinda Parker Brown, D
  • George R. Macri, D

School Board, Dist. 15

  • Robert Broome, I
  • Lisa Page, R
  • Marie A. Wade, D

Read more about the school board candidates HERE.

Abita Springs Mayor

  • "Dan" Curtis, R
  • "Greg" Lemons, R
  • George Long, I
  • Jessica Lotspeich, N
  • John Preble, I

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Pearl River Mayor

  • Lora Crawford Cutrer, R
  • David McQueeen, R

Click HERE to read more about the candidates.

Folsom Mayor

  • Wendell A. Sams, D
  • Lance Willie, R

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Pearl River Police Chief

  • Chris Culotta, R
  • Johnny "JJ" Jennings, R
  • Ronnie Marshall, I
  • Jack Sessions, R

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Abita Springs Alderman (5 to be elected)

  • Regan Contois, I
  • Stewart "ManyLightnings" Eastman, G
  • Jay Hawkins, D
  • LeAnn Pinniger Magee, N
  • Ryan Murphy, R
  • W.E. "Pat" Patterson III, R
  • Evette Randolph, R
  • Stephen Saussy, R

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Pearl River Alderman (5 to be elected)

  • Bridgett Bennett, R
  • "Angel" Galloway, I
  • Michael W. Hager, R
  • Joe D. Lee, R
  • David McGregor, R
  • Virgil Ray Phillips, N
  • Claud Stucke, N
  • Don Thanars, N
  • Kathryn "Kat" Walsh, R

Click HERE to read more about the candidates.

Folsom Aldermen

  • Shawn J. Dillon, R
  • George W. Garrett, D
  • Jill Palmer Mathies, R
  • DeAnna Richardson Mingo, N

Read more about the candidates HERE.

Proposition to authorize fantasy sports contests

To allow fantasy sports contests in the parish.

3-mill property tax renewal for Abita Springs

To renew a 3-mill property tax for 10 years, beginning in 2019. Two-thirds of the proceeds would go to parks and playgrounds. The remaining third would go to road lighting. 

25-mill property tax renewal for Fire Protection District 4

To renew a 25-mill property tax for 20 years, beginning in 2022, for fire protection facilities and equipment and EMS services.

1-mill property tax renewal for Fire Protection District 4

To renew a 1-mill property tax for 20 years, beginning in 2022, for fire protection facilities and equipment and EMS services.

$75 parcel fee for Fire Protection District 4

To levy a $75 parcel fee for 23 years, beginning in 2019, for salaries and fire protection facilities and equipment.

Editor's note: This story was updated Oct. 23 to correct the names of the candidates in the race for clerk of 1st City Court, Orleans Parish.