Another LA House Seat Settled After Candidate Withdraws

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Only 14 Louisiana House seats remain to be decided in the Nov. 21 runoff election, after another seat was settled when a candidate dropped out of the race.

         Chad Brown, a Democrat from Plaquemine, won a vacant House seat when his opponent, James Barker of Plaquemine, withdrew from the race.

         The Advocate’s Marsha Shuler reports that Brown, an attorney, led a four-candidate field in the Oct. 24 primary with 46 percent of the vote. Barker, an independent and Iberville Parish sheriff's deputy, came in second with 26 percent.

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         The district, which includes Iberville and Assumption parishes, had no incumbent because Rep. Karen St. Germain, a Pierre Part Democrat, could not seek re-election because of term limits.

         Four state Senate seats also are on the runoff ballot.

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