The Green Papers: Louisiana 2024 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Open Primary/ Congressional: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Runoff (Open General/ Congressional): Saturday 7 December 2024
Tuesday 16 July - Friday 23 August 2024 - Filing - Independent Presidential candidates .
Friday 19 July 2024 - Filing Deadline - Primary/Independent/Third/Minor .
Friday 23 August 2024 - Filing Deadline - Presidential Recognized political party .
Tuesday 5 November 2024 - Open Primary/ Congressional . Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p CST (1200-0200 UTC).
Saturday 7 December 2024 - Runoff (Open General/ Congressional) . Polling hours reportedly 7:00a-8:00p CST (1300-0200 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2020 Census:4,661,468 (1.50% of 309,785,186)
2024, 2028 Electoral Votes:8(0.00% of 538)
2022-2030 Representatives:6(1.38% of 435)
Capital:Baton Rouge
 

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Louisiana State and Local Government

Louisiana 2024 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


There are no party primaries in Louisiana. All candidates from all parties appear on the open primary ballot. If no candidate receives a majority (50% of the vote plus 1), a runoff is held between the top two vote getters.

  • Elections for Governor and statewide officers are held every 4 years. Primary elections shall be on the 3rd to last Saturday in October and general elections shall be on the 5th Saturday after the primary.
  • Congressional elections are held every two years. The primary is on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November and the run-off (where necessary) is held 32 days thereafter (on the first Saturday after the first Wednesday in December).

Candidates can withdraw until poll closing time on election day. Should a candidate withdraw after the ballots are printed, votes cast for that candidate are not counted.

Louisiana does not permit write-ins.


Schedule of 2024 Elections from the Secretary of State.

Candidate Inquiry from the Secretary of State.

17 January 2024: Governor Jeff Landry signed HB 17 which changes congressional primary nominations to be by party.

15 May 2024: The U.S. Supreme Court ordered Louisiana to use the U.S. House districts boundaries with 2 majority-black districts, as set in April 2024, for the 2024 Elections. [Robinson v Callais, 23A994]

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 8 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2024
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Republican     former President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Ohio Senator J.D. Vance
FEC P80001571
  Candidate Libertarian     Chase Russell Oliver
for Vice President: Mike ter Maat

FEC P40011983

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 118th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  William M. "Bill" Cassidy
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2020.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2026
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  William M. "Bill" Cassidy
FEC S4LA00107

Class 3 Republican Senator  John Neely Kennedy
First elected to the office of state Treasurer as a Democrat: 1999; re-elected: 2003; switched affiliation to Republican 27 August 2007; re-elected: 2007, 2011, 2015. First elected to the U.S. Senate: 2016, 2022.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 7 November 2028

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  "Jeff" Landry
First elected: 2023
Chair up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027. Elected separately from Governor.

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  William "Billy" Nungesser
First elected: 2015, re-elected: 2019, 2023
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027

118th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2024, 2026. No Term Limit. 118th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Republican (4 Undetermined, 1 Open);
1 Democratic (1 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise
First elected in a special election 3 May 2008 to fill the vacancy re: Congresman Piyush "Bobby" Jindal election as Governor
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
29 August 2023: Undergoing treatment for multiple myeloma (blood cancer) which he says is very treatable.
 Candidate list (6) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Randall Arrington
  Candidate No Party     J. 'Frankie' Hyers
  Candidate Democratic     Mel Inari Manuel
FEC H4LA01154; 29 Jun 24; Tot $10,367; Dsb $5,700
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Stephen J. "Steve" Scalise
FEC H0LA01087; 29 Jun 24; Tot $10,537,675; Dsb $12,080,653
  Candidate Republican     Ross Shales
  Candidate Republican     Margueritte Swanson

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Troy A. Carter, Sr.
First elected: 24 April 2021 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Member of Congress Cedric L. Richmond (Democratic)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Troy A. Carter, Sr.
FEC H2LA02149; 29 Jun 24; Tot $1,165,553; Dsb $993,101
  Candidate Democratic     Devin Charles Davis
FEC H4LA02111; 29 Jun 24; Tot $31,806; Dsb $6,578
    Democratic     Uloma Ekpete Kama - apparently not a candidate
FEC H4LA02129 or H4LA02137

FEC H4LA02129; 25 Jun 24; Tot $54,191; Dsb $23,086
  Candidate Republican     Devin Lance Graham
  Candidate Republican     Christy Lynch
  Candidate Republican     Shondrell Perrilloux

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Clay Higgins
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (4) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Priscilla Gonzalez
FEC H4LA03135
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Clay Higgins
FEC H6LA03148; 29 Jun 24; Tot $716,155; Dsb $362,032
  Candidate Republican     "Xan" John
FEC H4LA03127
  Candidate Democratic     Sadi Summerlin
FEC H4LA03143

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  James Michael "Mike" Johnson
First elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (2) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  James Michael "Mike" Johnson
FEC H6LA04138; 29 Jun 24; Tot $13,035,760; Dsb $9,182,191
  Candidate Republican     Joshua "Josh" Morott
FEC H4LA04034

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Julia Letlow
First elected: 20 March 2021 in a Special Election [re: passing of Member of Congress-elect Luke Joshua Letlow (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (3) - 119th Congress
    Republican     Dany Ohannes Kitishian - apparently not a candidate
FEC H4LA05270
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Julia Letlow
FEC H2LA05126; 29 Jun 24; Tot $1,825,295; Dsb $936,998
  Candidate Republican     M.V. 'Vinny' Mendoza
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Vallien, Jr.

Incumbent - 118th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Member of Congress  Garret Graves
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
Open Seat - 14 June 2024: Stated he will not seek re-election: "... it is clear that running for Congress this year does not make sense."
 Candidate list (5) - 119th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Quentin Anthony "Q" Anderson
FEC H4LA06070; 29 Jun 24; Tot $17,148; Dsb $15,087
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Cleo Fields
Louisiana state Senator: 1986-1992, 1997-2007, 2019-present; unsuccessful candidate for the US House: 1990; elected to the US House: 1992, 1994; was not a candidate for reelection: 1996; unsuccessful candidate for Louisiana Governor: 1995.

FEC H4LA06211; 29 Jun 24; Tot $689,253; Dsb $46,007
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Elbert Lee Guillory
FEC H4LA06229 or H4LA06237

FEC H4LA06229
  Candidate Democratic     Wilken Jones, Jr.
    Republican     Scott Ryan Sonnier - apparently not a candidate
FEC H4LA06195
  Candidate Democratic     Peter Williams

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Secretary of State  Nancy Landry
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Attorney General  Elizabeth Baker "Liz" Murrill
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Treasurer  John Calvin Fleming, Jr.
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Agriculture and Forestry Commissioner  Michael G. "Mike" Strain
First elected: 2007; re-elected: 2011, 2015, 2019, 2023
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2023, 2027

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  "Tim" Temple
First elected: 2023
Seat up for regular election: Saturday 16 October 2027
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 10 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 16 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Conservative USA
  Justice Party
  No Labels
Independents
  Independent
  No Party: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Geaux Vote
  Louisiana Ethics Administration
  Louisiana Secretary of State
  Louisiana Secretary of State
Democratic
  Louisiana Democratic Party
Republican
  The Republican Party of Louisiana
Third Party
  Conservative Party USA Louisiana
  Constitution Party of Louisiana
  Green Party of Louisiana
  Justice Party of Louisiana
  Libertarian Party of Louisiana
  Louisiana Independent Party
  The Libertarian Party Of Louisiana
Media & others
  American Press - Lake Charles
  Bossier Press-Tribune
  Crowley Post Signal
  KATC TV - Lafayette
  Louisiana Politics by John Maginnis
  Louisiana Progress - Baton Rouge
  Louisiana Radio Network
  Monroe Free Press
  New Orleans CityBusiness
  NewsLink.org - Louisiana
  Politics1.com - Louisiana
  St. Mary and Franklin Banner-Tribune
  The Daily & Sunday Star - Hammond
  The Daily Iberian - New Iberia
  The Daily Review - Morgan City
  The Greater Baton Rouge Business Report
  The Times-Picayune - nola.com - New Orleans
  Tri-Parish Times - Houma
  WABF TV - CBS - Baton Rouge
  WWL AM - New Orleans
  WWL AM - New Orleans

 


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