2019 Louisiana State Senate election

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All 39 seats of the Louisiana State Senate
20 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
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Leader John Alario
(term-limited)
Troy Carter
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 9, 2012 January 11, 2016
Leader's seat 8th district 7th district
Seats before 25 14
Seats won 27 12
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 552,850 269,181
Percentage 65.41% 31.85%

President of the Senate before election

John Alario
Republican

Elected President of the Senate

Page Cortez
Republican

The 2019 Louisiana State Senate election was held on October 12, 2019, with runoff elections held on November 16, 2019. All 39 seats in the Louisiana State Senate were up for election to four-year terms. Under the Louisiana primary system, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party. Five districts held runoff elections due to no candidate receiving a majority of the vote in the general election.[1]

The Republican Party expanded their majority by two seats over the Democratic Party, establishing a veto-proof majority in the Senate against Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. The party failed to gain a veto-proof majority in the concurrent House elections, however.

Overview

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Party Candidates Votes[2] Seats
No. % Before After +/–
Republican 50 552,850 65.41 25 27 Increase 2
Democratic 31 269,181 31.85 14 12 Decrease 2
Independent 2 14,515 1.72 0 0 Steady
Libertarian 2 8,682 1.03 0 0 Steady
Total 845,228 100.00 39 39
Popular vote
Republican
65.41%
Democratic
31.85%
Other
2.74%
Senate seats
Republican
69.23%
Democratic
30.77%

Summary by district

District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
1st Sharon Hewitt Rep Sharon Hewitt Rep
2nd Ed Price Dem Ed Price Dem
3rd Jean-Paul Morrell Dem Joseph Bouie Jr. Dem
4th Wesley T. Bishop Dem Jimmy Harris Dem
5th Karen Carter Peterson Dem Karen Carter Peterson Dem
6th Bodi White Rep Bodi White Rep
7th Troy Carter Dem Troy Carter Dem
8th John Alario Rep Patrick Connick Rep
9th Conrad Appel Rep Cameron Henry Rep
10th Danny Martiny Rep Kirk Talbot Rep
11th Jack Donahue Rep Patrick McMath Rep
12th Beth Mizell Rep Beth Mizell Rep
13th Dale M. Erdey Rep J. Rogers Pope Rep
14th Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb Dem Cleo Fields Dem
15th Regina Barrow Dem Regina Barrow Dem
16th Dan Claitor Rep Franklin Foil Rep
17th Rick Ward III Rep Rick Ward III Rep
18th Eddie J. Lambert Rep Eddie J. Lambert Rep
19th Gary Smith Jr. Dem Gary Smith Jr. Dem
20th Norby Chabert Rep Mike Fesi Rep
21st Bret Allain Rep Bret Allain Rep
22nd Fred Mills Rep Fred Mills Rep
23rd Page Cortez Rep Page Cortez Rep
24th Gerald Boudreaux Dem Gerald Boudreaux Dem
25th Dan Morrish Rep Mark Abraham Rep
26th Bob Hensgens Rep Bob Hensgens Rep
27th Ronnie Johns Rep Ronnie Johns Rep
28th Eric LaFleur Dem Heather Cloud Rep
29th Jay Luneau Dem Jay Luneau Dem
30th John R. Smith Rep Mike Reese Rep
31st Gerald Long Rep Louie Bernard Rep
32nd Neil Riser Rep Glen Womack Rep
33rd Mike Walsworth Rep Stewart Cathey Jr. Rep
34th Francis C. Thompson Dem Katrina Jackson Dem
35th James R. Fannin Rep Jay Morris Rep
36th Ryan Gatti Rep Robert Mills Rep
37th Barrow Peacock Rep Barrow Peacock Rep
38th John Milkovich Dem Barry Milligan Rep
39th Gregory Tarver Dem Gregory Tarver Dem

Outgoing incumbents

Republicans

  1. District 8: John Alario was term-limited.
  2. District 9: Conrad Appel was term-limited.
  3. District 10: Danny Martiny was term-limited.
  4. District 11: Jack Donahue was term-limited.
  5. District 13: Dale M. Erdey was term-limited.
  6. District 16: Dan Claitor was term-limited.
  7. District 20: Norby Chabert was term-limited.
  8. District 25: Dan Morrish was term-limited.
  9. District 30: John R. Smith was term-limited.
  10. District 31: Gerald Long was term-limited.
  11. District 32: Neil Riser was term-limited.
  12. District 33: Mike Walsworth was term-limited.

Democrats

  1. District 3: Jean-Paul Morrell was term-limited.
  2. District 4: Wesley T. Bishop retired.
  3. District 14: Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb was term-limited.
  4. District 28: Eric LaFleur was term-limited.
  5. District 34: Francis C. Thompson was term-limited.

Results

District 1

See also: Louisiana's 1st State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Sharon Hewitt ran unopposed.

District 2

See also: Louisiana's 2nd State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 2nd State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed Price (incumbent) 21,605 58.84
Democratic Troy E. Brown 15,114 41.16
Total votes 36,719 100.00
Democratic hold

District 3

See also: Louisiana's 3rd State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 3rd State Senate district election[3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph Bouie Jr. 12,639 44.33
Democratic John Bagneris 8,295 29.10
Republican Kathleen Doody 5,287 18.55
Democratic Brandon Gregoire 2,287 8.02
Total votes 28,508 100.00
General election
Democratic Joseph Bouie Jr. 20,734 59.65
Democratic John Bagneris 14,027 40.35
Total votes 34,761 100.00
Democratic hold

District 4

See also: Louisiana's 4th State Senate district

Democrat Jimmy Harris ran unopposed.

District 5

See also: Louisiana's 5th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 5th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Karen Carter Peterson (incumbent) 20,869 79.41
Democratic Allen Borne Jr. 5,412 20.59
Total votes 26,281 100.00
Democratic hold

District 6

See also: Louisiana's 6th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 6th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bodi White (incumbent) 29,531 79.54
Libertarian Rufus Craig 7,596 20.46
Total votes 37,127 100.00
Republican hold

District 7

See also: Louisiana's 7th State Senate district

Incumbent Democrat Troy Carter ran unopposed.

District 8

See also: Louisiana's 8th State Senate district

Republican Patrick Connick ran unopposed.

District 9

See also: Louisiana's 9th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 9th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Cameron Henry 23,647 78.38
Republican Jon Hyers 6,524 21.62
Total votes 30,171 100.00
Republican hold

District 10

See also: Louisiana's 10th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 10th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kirk Talbot 16,699 54.89
Republican Arita Lipps Bohannan 13,723 45.11
Total votes 30,422 100.00
Republican hold

District 11

See also: Louisiana's 11th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 11th State Senate district election[3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Reid Falconer 20,404 47.45
Republican Patrick McMath 17,248 40.11
Republican Daniel Ducote 5,345 12.43
Total votes 42,997 100.00
General election
Republican Patrick McMath 27,801 55.60
Republican Reid Falconer 22,198 44.40
Total votes 49,999 100.00
Republican hold

District 12

See also: Louisiana's 12th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 12th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Beth Mizell (incumbent) 24,590 68.58
Democratic Darrell Fairburn 11,266 31.42
Total votes 35,856 100.00
Republican hold

District 13

See also: Louisiana's 13th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 13th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Rogers Pope 17,030 50.45
Republican Edith Carlin 12,860 38.09
Republican Deven W. Cavalier 3,869 11.46
Total votes 33,759 100.00
Republican hold

District 14

See also: Louisiana's 14th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 14th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cleo Fields 13,529 52.52
Democratic Patricia Haynes Smith 12,229 47.48
Total votes 25,758 100.00
Democratic hold

District 15

See also: Louisiana's 15th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 15th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Regina Barrow (incumbent) 22,840 74.50
Democratic Gary Chambers 7,819 25.50
Total votes 30,659 100.00
Democratic hold

District 16

See also: Louisiana's 16th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 16th State Senate district election[3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Beverly Brooks Thompson 14,213 33.71
Republican Franklin Foil 12,523 29.70
Republican Stephen Carter 12,519 29.69
Republican Bob Bell 1,826 4.33
Libertarian Everett Baudean 1,086 2.58
Total votes 42,167 100.00
General election
Republican Franklin Foil 27,090 57.64
Democratic Beverly Brooks Thompson 19,912 42.36
Total votes 47,002 100.00
Republican hold

District 17

See also: Louisiana's 17th State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Rick Ward III ran unopposed.

District 18

See also: Louisiana's 18th State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Eddie J. Lambert ran unopposed.

District 19

See also: Louisiana's 19th State Senate district

Incumbent Democrat Gary Smith Jr. ran unopposed.

District 20

See also: Louisiana's 20th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 20th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Fesi 15,546 54.48
Republican Damon J. Baldone 5,162 18.09
Democratic Jerry Gisclair 4,070 14.26
Democratic Brenda Leroux Babin 2,785 9.76
Republican Shane Swan 974 3.41
Total votes 28,537 100.00
Republican hold

District 21

See also: Louisiana's 21st State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Bret Allain ran unopposed.

District 22

See also: Louisiana's 22nd State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Fred Mills ran unopposed.

District 23

See also: Louisiana's 23rd State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Page Cortez ran unopposed.

District 24

See also: Louisiana's 24th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 24th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gerald Boudreaux (incumbent) 24,418 75.50
Independent Cory Levier I 7,922 24.50
Total votes 32,340 100.00
Democratic hold

District 25

See also: Louisiana's 25th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 25th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Abraham 19,670 54.09
Republican Kevin M. Berken 8,553 23.52
Republican Johnny Guinn 8,144 22.39
Total votes 36,367 100.00
Republican hold

District 26

See also: Louisiana's 26th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 26th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Hensgens (incumbent) 27,228 79.18
Democratic Jerry Gaspard 7,161 20.82
Total votes 34,389 100.00
Republican hold

District 27

See also: Louisiana's 27th State Senate district

Incumbent Republican Ronnie Johns ran unopposed.

District 28

See also: Louisiana's 28th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 28th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Heather Cloud 22,293 63.14
Democratic Robert Johnson 8,370 23.71
Democratic H. Bernard LeBas 4,646 13.16
Total votes 35,309 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

District 29

See also: Louisiana's 29th State Senate district

Incumbent Democrat Jay Luneau ran unopposed.

District 30

See also: Louisiana's 30th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 30th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Reese 14,625 50.73
Republican Brett Geymann 8,296 21.84
Democratic James K. Armes III 5,973 20.72
Republican Reneé Hoffpauir-Klann 1,935 6.71
Total votes 30,829 100.00
Republican hold

District 31

See also: Louisiana's 31st State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 31st State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Louie Bernard 18,529 55.30
Republican Trey Flynn 8,596 25.66
Republican Douglas Brown 6,381 19.04
Total votes 33,506 100.00
Republican hold

District 32

See also: Louisiana's 32nd State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 32nd State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glen Womack 18,588 50.11
Republican Steve May 11,400 30.73
Democratic Judy Duhon 4,763 12.84
Democratic Danny Cole 2,341 6.31
Total votes 37,092 100.00
Republican hold

District 33

See also: Louisiana's 33rd State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 33rd State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Stewart Cathey Jr. 16,658 51.95
Republican Wade Bishop 15,407 48.05
Total votes 32,065 100.00
Republican hold

District 34

See also: Louisiana's 34th State Senate district

Democrat Katrina Jackson ran unopposed.

District 35

See also: Louisiana's 35th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 35th State Senate district election[3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James R. Fannin (incumbent) 12,559 38.65
Republican Jay Morris 11,782 36.26
Republican Matt Parker 8,154 25.09
Total votes 32,495 100.00
General election
Republican Jay Morris 18,167 50.38
Republican James R. Fannin (incumbent) 17,894 49.62
Total votes 36,061 100.00
Republican hold

District 36

See also: Louisiana's 36th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 36th State Senate district election[3]
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert Mills 16,305 47.73
Republican Ryan Gatti (incumbent) 12,882 37.71
Democratic Mattie Preston 4,976 14.57
Total votes 34,163 100.00
General election
Republican Robert Mills 22,050 56.17
Republican Ryan Gatti (incumbent) 17,209 43.83
Total votes 39,259 100.00
Republican hold

District 37

See also: Louisiana's 37th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 37th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barrow Peacock (incumbent) 16,221 71.10
Independent Debbie Hollis 6,593 28.90
Total votes 22,814 100.00
Republican hold

District 38

See also: Louisiana's 38th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 38th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Milligan 16,266 50.72
Democratic John Milkovich (incumbent) 8,447 26.34
Democratic Katrina D. Early 7,359 22.95
Total votes 32,072 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

District 39

See also: Louisiana's 39th State Senate district

2019 Louisiana's 39th State Senate district election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gregory Tarver (incumbent) 15,755 69.02
Republican Jim Slagle 7,071 30.98
Total votes 22,826 100.00
Democratic hold

See also

References

  1. ^ "Louisiana State Senate elections, 2019". Ballotpedia.
  2. ^ "Official Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. October 12, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official Election Results". Louisiana Secretary of State. November 16, 2019.