A look at Louisiana candidates signed up for March election

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The sign-up period for the March 20 election ended Friday. The ballot includes two special elections for U.S. House seats and a special election for a state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seat. The candidates who qualified are:

U.S. HOUSE, 2nd DISTRICT:

Chelsea Ardoin, R-New Orleans; Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste, independent-New Orleans; Claston Bernard, R-Gonzales; Troy Carter, D-New Orleans; Karen Carter Peterson, D-New Orleans; Gary Chambers Jr., D-Baton Rouge; Harold John, D-New Orleans; J. Christopher Johnson, D-Gretna; Brandon Jolicoeur, no party-New Orleans; Lloyd M. Kelly, D-New Orleans; Greg Lirette, R-New Orleans; Mindy McConnell, Libertarian-New Orleans; Desiree Ontiveros, D-New Orleans; Jenette M. Porter, D-New Orleans; and Sheldon C. Vincent Sr., R-Harvey.

U.S. HOUSE, 5th DISTRICT:

Sandra “Candy” Christophe, D-Alexandria; Chad Conerly, R-Kentwood; Jim Davis, no party-Monroe; Allen Guillory Sr., R-Opelousas; Jessica Honsinger Hollister, D-Bogalusa; Robert Lansden, R-Ponchatoula; Julia Letlow, R-Start; Jaycee Magnuson, R-Opelousas; Horace Melton III, R-Ruston; M.V. “Vinny” Mendoza, independent-Ponchatoula; Richard H. Pannell, R-Dry Prong; Sancha Smith, R-Opelousas; and Errol Victor Sr., R-Harrisonburg.

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BOARD OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION, 4TH DISTRICT:

Shelly McFarland, R-Winnfield; Michael Melerine, R-Shreveport; John Milkovich, independent-Shreveport; Emma Shepard, D-Shreveport; Cody Whitaker, no party-Winnfield; and Cassie Williams, D-Bossier City.

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Source: Louisiana Secretary of State: www.geauxvote.com

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