BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The ballot is set for November as Friday was the final day for candidates on the local, state, and federal levels to qualify to run for election.
Among the races in November, will be the U.S. Senate race involving incumbent Senator John Kennedy. The Republican incumbent is facing a challenge from 12 candidates, including Democratic challengers Gary Chambers, Luke Mixon, and Syrita Steib.
Kennedy has already received the backing of former President Donald Trump. Mixon has received the endorsement of Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards.
All six Louisiana members of Congress qualified to run for re-election. Congressman Mike Johnson, who represents the 4th Congressional District, didn’t draw any challengers for his seat.
In the race for State Senate District 17, three candidates are running for the seat that was recently vacated with the resignation of Rick Ward. State Representative Jerry LaCombe, West Baton Rouge Parish Councilman Caleb Kleinpeter, and Kirk Rousset have qualified to run for the position.
On the local level, residents in Central and Zachary will decide on Mayoral and city council races. Voters in Zachary will also decide who they want to be the next Chief of Police. The current police chief is one of the candidates running for Mayor.
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The election date is set for November 8.