Five Republicans and incumbent Democrat win area State Rep. seats

BATON ROUGE — There were six State Representative seats in the metro Baton Rouge area that voters made decision on. Five Republicans won and incumbent Democrat Barbara Carpenter knocked off Chauna Banks in District 63.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE- 63RD DISTRICT

District 63 state representative Barbara Carpenter won 64% to her seat in the Louisiana House. Longtime Councilwoman and opponent Chauna Banks ran against her taking away 36% of the votes.

Carpenter garnered 41% of the vote in the Oct. primary. Banks received 33%. Republican Christopher Lemoine was defeated with 26%.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE- 64TH HOUSE DISTRICT

Two Republicans were in a run-off to replace Valarie Hodges, who successfully ran for state senate. District 64 includes Watson, Pride and Milldale.

Kellee Hennessy Dickerson led with 60% against Kellie Alford’s 40%.

Hennessy-Dickerson nearly avoided a run-off in October after getting 49% of the vote. Alford received 30% in the primary.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE- 65TH HOUSE DISTRICT

District 65 includes Central, portions of O’Neal, Millerville, Comite and Magnolia.

Republican Brandon Ivey lost to his opponent, Republican Lauren Ventrella, who led with 57% of the votes.

The two were the top vote getters in a crowded field of five candidates during the October primary. Ivey grabbed 32% of the vote and Ventrella got 28%.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE- 66TH HOUSE DISTRICT

Republicans Emily Chenevert and Richie Edmonds were vying to replace Rick Edmonds in Louisiana’s 66th House District.

Chenevert led with 60% of the votes with Edmonds trailing with 40%.

The District snakes along Jones Creek, Shenandoah, Tiger Bend, Hoo Shoo Too into the Bluebonnett area.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE- 68TH HOUSE DISTRICT

Belinda Creel Davis and Dixon McMakin fought it out to replace Scott McKnight in Dist. 68, which includes areas along I-10 from the LSU lakes to Pecue Ln.

McMakin had 57% of the votes with Davis coming in behind at 43%.

STATE REPRESENTATIVE- 70TH HOUSE DISTRICT

Incumbent Barbara Freiberg fought to keep her seat in the Louisiana House. District 70 skirts LSU’s campus and includes the Kenilworth, Staring Ln. and Highland Rd. area.

So far, she closed the night with 65% of the votes compared to her opponent Myers’ 35%.

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