Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 33)

INCUMBENT: Mike Walsworth (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 33 is located in north Louisiana and includes all of Union and West Carroll Parishes. It also includes portions of Claiborne, Lincoln, Morehouse, and Ouachita Parishes. While this appears to be a rural district, 39% of the voters live in the northern suburbanized fringes of Ouachita Parish. DISTRICT […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 8)

INCUMBENT: John Alario (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 8 is located in the Westbank and includes most of the geographic landmass of the Jefferson Parish portion, which means that Westwego, most of Marrero, and Terrytown are in the district. The district also includes the lightly populated areas to the south all the way to Grand Isle, […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 34)

INCUMBENT: Francis Thompson (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 34 is located in the Delta region of Northeast Louisiana and contains all or parts of seven parishes: all of Tensas, Madison, and East Carroll Parishes, and portions of Concordia, Richland, Morehouse, and Ouachita Parishes. This was a district that was drawn in 1991 to be a black […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 7)

INCUMBENT: David Heitmeier (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 7 is located in the Westbank and includes parts of three parishes: (1) all of the Algiers section of New Orleans except for a few precincts along the Mississippi River directly facing the Riverfront, (2) most of Gretna and Woodmere in Jefferson Parish, and (3) precincts in and around Belle […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 35)

INCUMBENT: Bob Kostelka (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 35 is located both in central and north Louisiana, and contains portions of metropolitan Alexandria, Monroe, and Ruston, as well as the rural territory connecting those three cities. Curiously, the campuses of both Louisiana Tech and the University of Louisiana at Monroe are contained within the district boundaries. […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 5)

INCUMBENT: Karen Carter Peterson (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 5 is located in New Orleans and includes some of its most affluent neighborhoods along Saint Charles Avenue, as well as the Garden District and most of Uptown. It also includes its black neighborhoods between the Central Business District and Midcity, as well as a salient of […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 36)

INCUMBENT: Robert Adley (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 36 is located in northwest Louisiana and includes all of Webster Parish. It also includes the western portions of Claiborne and Bienville Parishes, as well as the rural and rapidly suburbanizing fringe of Bossier Parish between I-220 and the parish seat of Benton. While this appears to be […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 4)

INCUMBENT: Ed Murray (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 4 is located in New Orleans and contains Lakeview and an area in and around the French Quarter. It then travels along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain to include portions of New Orleans East near the lake, all the way to Paris Boulevard. DISTRICT MAP:       […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 37)

INCUMBENT: Barrow Peacock (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 37 is located in northwest Louisiana and contains portions of two parishes: the more affluent precincts of Shreveport in Caddo Parish east of I-49, and in Bossier Parish, the close in neighborhoods of Bossier City, as well as subdivisions at the periphery of Barksdale Air Force Base along […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 3)

INCUMBENT: J.P. Morrell (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 3 is located in metropolitan New Orleans and includes most of New Orleans East/the Lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, most of Arabi and Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, and parts of the Westbank of Jefferson Parish. DISTRICT MAP:                 RED/BLUE […]

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