Qualification open until Thursday

Published 3:30 am Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Candidates for political races in this year’s elections have until Thursday to qualify.

For parish level offices, candidates should file with the Washington Parish Clerk of Court’s Office at the courthouse in Franklinton. For state level offices, candidates should file with the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office in Baton Rouge.

The primary election is Saturday, Oct. 12, and the general election is Saturday, Nov. 16.

As of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the following candidates had qualified for races that will be on the ballot in Washington Parish. This list was accurate at press time, but will continue to develop as more candidates qualify before Thursday’s deadline.

This unofficial list was reported by the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.

  • Governor — Ralph Abraham (Republican), Oscar Dantzler (Democratic), John Bel Edwards (D), Patrick Landry (R), Eddie Rispone (R).
  • Lieutenant governor — Billy Nungesser (R).
  • Secretary of state — Kyle Ardoin (R), Gwen Collins-Greenup (D).
  • Attorney general — Jeff Landry (R).
  • Treasurer — Derrick Edwards (D).
  • Commissioner of agriculture and forestry — Marguerite Green (D), Mike Strain (R), Peter Williams (D).
  • Commissioner of insurance — Jim Donelon (R), Tim Temple (R).
  • Associate Justice Supreme Court, 1st Supreme Court District — Will Crain (R), Richard Ducote (R), Hans Liljeberg (R), Scott Schlegel (R).
  • BESE District 6 — Gregory Spiers (R).
  • State Senator, 12th District — Beth Mizell (R).
  • State Representative, 74th District — Larry Frieman (R), Cindy Winch (D).
  • State Representative, 75th District — Phillipp Bedwell (R), Malinda White (D).
  • District Judge 22nd Judicial District Court, Division F — Harold Bartholomew Jr. (R), John Keller (R), Julie Knight (R), Laurie Pennison (R).
  • Washington Parish Sheriff — Randy Seal (D), Olander Smith (D).
  • Washington Parish Clerk of Court — Johnny Crain Jr. (D).
  • Washington Parish Assessor — Jimbo Stevenson Jr. (D).
  • Coroner — Roger Casama (D), John Tucker (D).
  • Washington Parish President — Ryan Seal (R), Richard Ned Thomas (D).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 1 — Melvin Keith (D), Perry Talley (D).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 2 — Kendall Amacker (R), Shawn Rice (R).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 3 — Chris Workman (R).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 4 — Levi Lewis Sr. (D).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 5 — Rusty Fornea (R).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 6 — Reginald McMasters (D).
  • Washington Parish Council, District 7 — David Anthony (No party), Carley King (R).