|Elections in Louisiana|
A general election was held in the U.S. state of Louisiana on October 24, 2015. All of Louisiana's executive officers, and both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature were up for election. Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party and voters voted for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote during the primary election, a runoff election was held on November 21, 2015 between the top two candidates in the primary. Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar "top two primary" system).
Main article: 2015 Louisiana gubernatorial election
Incumbent Republican Governor Bobby Jindal was term-limited and unable to run for re-election to a third term in office.
Main article: 2015 Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election
Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne did not run for re-election to a second full term in office. He instead ran for governor.
Main article: 2015 Louisiana Attorney General election
Incumbent Republican Attorney General Buddy Caldwell ran for re-election to a third term in office, but was defeated by Jeff Landry.
Incumbent Republican Secretary of State Tom Schedler won re-election to a second full term in office.
Chris Tyson, a law professor at the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at the Louisiana State University and son of former Judge Ralph E. Tyson of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana, ran for the Democrats.
Incumbent Republican State Treasurer John Kennedy won re-election to a fifth term in office. Republican Jennifer Treadway, a lawyer from Baton Rouge, challenged him.
Had Kennedy not chosen run for re-election, potential Republican candidates included Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives Chuck Kleckley; Dan Kyle, former Louisiana Legislative Auditor, candidate for Louisiana Insurance Commissioner in 2003 and candidate for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish in 2008; Jude Melville, President and CEO of Business First Bank and nephew of former Governor of Louisiana Buddy Roemer; Tony Perkins, President of the Family Research Council, former state representative and candidate for the U.S. Senate in 2002; John Schroder, state representative; and Jim Tucker, former Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives and candidate for Secretary of State of Louisiana in 2011.
Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry Michael G. Strain won re-election to a third term in office.
Democrat Jamie LaBranche, an arborist and horticulturist who lost in the jungle primary in 2011, ran for the office again.
Incumbent Republican Commissioner of Insurance Jim Donelon won re-election to a third full term in office.
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All 39 seats in the Louisiana State Senate were up for election. The Republican party currently holds 26 seats, while the Democratic party holds the remaining 13. 7 of the current senators are term limited and could not run for re-election.
All 105 seats in the Louisiana House of Representatives were up for election. The Republican party currently holds 58 seats and the Democratic party 44 seats. 2 seats are held by independents and the remaining seat is vacant. 14 of the current representatives are term-limited and could not run for re-election.