Several Lafayette names are slated to run for the state legislature

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) – With the 2023 election cycle now in full swing, most eyes are on the growing number of gubernatorial candidates. But the Louisiana legislature is also on the ballot, and there are several local seats up for grabs.

There is also speculation that several local politicians will leave their seats on local boards and councils to run for those seats.

House district 43

Stuart Bishop & family

Photo courtesy of Stuart Bishop.org

MP Stuart Bishop is leaving his seat, and according to a report by LaPolitics Weekly’s Jeremy Alford, this normally reticent district currently has just one potential candidate eyeing the job.

Lafayette councilman Josh Carlson is reportedly set to run, and Alford mentioned an announcement could be forthcoming.

House district 44

Rep. Vincent Pierre (Louisiana Legislature)

Rep. Vincent Pierre (Louisiana Legislature)

With Rep. Vincent Pierre leaving the office after this term, there are quite a few names out there wanting to replace him.

Ravis Martinez, president of the Lafayette branch of the NAACP and local political figure, officially announced on his Facebook page last week that he is running for the seat.

However, two other elected officials in Lafayette are also considering entering the race. dr Lafayette Parish School board member Tehmi Chassion has been investigating a run for the seat, and Lafayette City Councilman Pat Lewis is also speaking to supporters ahead of a possible run.

Right now this district is all about fundraising. We can expect to see some fundraisers soon as the candidates prepare their runs.

House district 45

MP Jean-Paul Coussan will also leave his seat and one candidate, Brach Myers, has quickly decided to run for the legislature this year.

Alford took note of the move last week.

For that other Lafayette seat, Broke Myers, LHC Group’s senior vice president of corporate development, will soon surpass $150,000. He held a fundraiser for women today at the home of Dr. Dee Garrett in Lafayette and a breakfast fundraiser on the Thursday morning of Washington Mardi Gras at Bistro Bis on the Hill.

What to expect in 2023?

With four Republicans announced (so far) for the governor’s race in 2023, there’s a good chance legislative races will be considered. Several experts expect 2023 to be one of the most expensive gubernatorial races in history.

But in 2019, voters handed Republicans a near-veto majority in the House and Senate, and the state GOP could complete its dominant takeover of the legislature if it can win the seats it needs.

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