2019 Louisiana elections

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A general election was held in the U.S. state of Louisiana on October 12, 2019 with a runoff on November 16, 2019 for races in which no candidate was able to secure an absolute majority. Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar top two primary system).

Governor[edit]

Incumbent Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards was re-elected for a second term in office.[1]

Lieutenant Governor[edit]

Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser was re-elected for a second term in office.

Attorney General[edit]

Incumbent Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry was re-elected for a second term in office.

Secretary of State[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

  • Gwen Collins-Greenup, candidate for Louisiana Secretary of State in 2018[2]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Louisiana Secretary of State election, 2019[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kyle Ardoin (incumbent) 528,273 41.1
Democratic Gwen Collins-Greenup 434,609 33.8
Republican Thomas Kennedy III 244,622 19.0
Republican Amanda Smith 78,968 6.1
Total votes 1,286,472 100.0%

Runoff[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Kyle
Ardoin (R)
Gwen
Collins-Greenup (D)
Undecided
JMC Analytics October 24–26, 2019 600 ± 4.0% 48% 32% 20%

Results[edit]

Louisiana Secretary of State runoff election, 2019[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kyle Ardoin (incumbent) 867,449 59.1
Democratic Gwen Collins-Greenup 601,102 40.9
Total votes 1,468,551 100.0
Republican hold

State Treasurer[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

  • Derrick Edwards, attorney and candidate for Louisiana State Treasurer in 2017[5]

Independents[edit]

  • Teresa Kenny, entrepreneur[5]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Louisiana State Treasurer election, 2019[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Schroder (incumbent) 769,443 60.0
Democratic Derrick Edwards 442,753 34.5
Independent Teresa Kenny 69,910 5.5
Total votes 1,282,106 100.0%
Republican hold

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Democratic Party[edit]

  • Marguerite Green, executive director of SPROUT NOLA[6]
  • Charlie Greer, former forestry enforcement agent and candidate for Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry in 2015[6]
  • Peter Williams, tree farmer[6]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry election, 2019 [4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Michael Strain (incumbent) 724,709 56.8
Democratic Marguerite Green 259,729 20.3
Democratic Charlie Greer 106,892 8.4
Republican Bradley Zaunbrecher 105,705 8.3
Democratic Peter Williams 79,632 6.2
Total votes 1,276,667 100.0
Republican hold

Commissioner of Insurance[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party[edit]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Jim
Donelon (R)
Tim
Temple (R)
Undecided
JMC Analytics September 19–21, 2019 550 ± 4.2% 22% 20% 58%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance election, 2019[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Donelon (incumbent) 631,721 53.5
Republican Tim Temple 549,140 47.5
Total votes 1,180,861 100.0
Republican hold

Louisiana State Legislature[edit]

Republicans gained a 2/3 majority in the State Senate, but in the State House, Democratic challenger Mack Cormier flipped HD 105 and independent Roy Daryl Adams retained his seat in HD 62, blocking the Republicans from gaining a supermajority and allowing John Bel Edwards to veto bills passed by the Legislature.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gov. John Bel Edwards makes it official with roll out of re-election campaign pitch video". The Advocate. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Hilburn, Greg (August 30, 2019). "Who will you trust to be Louisiana's secretary of state and vote guardian?". Monroe News Star. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  3. ^ "Secretary of State - Amanda Smith". KTBS ABC. August 21, 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Unofficial Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved October 12, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Narveson, Deanna B. (August 6, 2019). "Who's running against who in the upcoming elections?". Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  6. ^ a b c d e Karlin, Sam (September 17, 2019). "Five candidates run for La. agriculture chief". Houma Today. Retrieved September 20, 2019.
  7. ^ a b Deslatte, Melinda (September 16, 2019). "Louisiana insurance commissioner faces intraparty challenger". The Middletown Press. Retrieved September 20, 2019.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites for Secretary of State
Official campaign websites for Treasurer
Official campaign websites for Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry
Official campaign websites for Commissioner of Insurance