State Representative (LA-65)

Next Election

Oct 19, 2019

Filing Window

Aug 20, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019

Description

The Louisiana State House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Louisiana State Legislature. The House has 105 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 44,285 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a four-year term, with a limit of three terms. The salary of the position is $16,800 per year in addition to a $6,000 year expense allowance and a $150 per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Operations to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required qualifying forms. 2) Complete the required qualifying forms and submit the qualifying forms to the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Operations. The qualifying forms require either the submission of a qualifying fee or nomination papers. Additional paperwork, such as campaign finance forms, must be filed as well. 3) If you are running for a position contested during the federal election, the qualifying window is from the 3rd Wednesday in July until the following Friday. If you are running for a position contested during the gubernatorial election (state representatives and state senators are elected during this type of election), the filing window takes place from the first Tuesday after the first Monday in August until the following Thursday. Petition signature requirements vary by office. Candidates qualify with the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Operations. Louisiana has a “jungle” primary system where all candidates regardless of political party affiliation appear on the same primary ballot. The primary for federal positions occurs on the general election date in November. If no candidate attains a majority of the vote during the primary, a Louisiana general election is held the 2nd Saturday in December. The primary for gubernatorial positions is held the 2nd to last Saturday in October and the gubernatorial general is held 4 Saturdays afterwards. If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Operations at (225) 922-2486 or visit the Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Operations website: http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/BecomeACandidate/Pages/default.aspx.

Submit application to:
Louisiana Secretary of State Elections Division, 8585 Archives Ave, Baton Rouge, LA, 70809, US