The Green Papers: 2007 Off Year Election
Copyright 2007 Governor's Chairs
by State

This is a list of the current Governors' chairs, the incumbents occupying them, and the candidacy status of said incumbents. Chairs up for election in the year 2007 are marked as such.

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Louisiana  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2003, 2007. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms
Partisan Composition: 1 Democratic

Chair up for election
Democratic Governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco
First elected: 2003
Chair up for election: Saturday 20 October 2007
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.
Open Chair - Governor Blanco announced that she would not seek re-election on 20 March 2007. However, on 26 April 2007, she may consider re-entering.
  Elected Republican 699,672 53.91% Congressman Piyush "Bobby" Jindal
Congressman CD 1.
    Democratic 226,364 17.44% state Senator Walter J. Boasso - lost primary
Elected to the State Senate as a Republican. Switched affiliation to the Democratic Party 26 April 2007.
    Other-party nominee; (Republican) 186,800 14.39% John Georges - lost primary
    Democratic 161,425 12.44% Public Service Commissioner Foster L. Campbell - lost primary
    Democratic 5,843 0.45% Mary Volentine Smith - lost primary
    Other-party nominee 4,782 0.37% Belinda Alexandrenko - lost primary
"Hope for America Party". Formerly of the Reform Party.
    Other-party nominee 3,369 0.26% Anthony "Tony G" Gentile - lost primary
    Libertarian 2,639 0.20% T. Lee Horne, III - lost primary
    No Party Affiliation 2,319 0.18% Sheldon Forest - lost primary
    Democratic 2,076 0.16% M. V. "Vinny" Mendoza - lost primary
    Democratic 1,661 0.13% Hardy Parkerson - lost primary
    Other-party nominee 993 0.08% Arthur D. "Jim" Nichols - lost primary
    No Party Affiliation     Vincent Mark Castillo - apparently not a candidate
19 September 2007: State District Judge Kay Bates ordered that having been convicted of a felony (two counts of attempted extortion) in Jefferson Parish, Vincent Mark Castillo of St. Rose is removed from the ballot. The Louisiana Constitution prohibits felons from seeking office.
Total 1,297,943 100.00%  

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  Other-party nominee


Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from an election authority that the person so listed will actually appear on the ballot.


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