Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 16)

INCUMBENT: Dan Claitor (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 16 has for decades been considered “the south Baton Rouge district” although it once stretched as far north as Central. Robust population growth in the southern/southeastern portions of East Baton Rouge Parish have caused the district over time to be repeatedly pared back, and today it includes most […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 14)

INCUMBENT: Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 14 is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and contains the lion’s share of what people associate with Baton Rouge: universities (LSU, Southern University, and Baton Rouge Community College), government (the State Capitol and many of its state office buildings are located downtown), industry (the ExxonMobil refinery/chemical complex), […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 15)

INCUMBENT: Sharon Weston Broome (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 15 is generally located in north Baton Rouge and stretches from Church Street in Zachary to the Sherwood Forest subdivision in south Baton Rouge. In between are areas like Baker, Scotlandville, the Glen Oaks area, Park Forest, and Villa Del Rey. DISTRICT MAP:         […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 17)

INCUMBENT: Rick Ward III (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 17 is located in the Baton Rouge media market and forms an arc around East Baton Rouge Parish. It contains all or part of nine parishes: all of East Feliciana and Pointe Coupee Parishes, northern Saint Helena Parish, the northern fringe of East Baton Rouge Parish, a […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 12)

INCUMBENT: Ben Nevers (Democrat) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 12 is located in the Florida Parishes and contains all of Washington Parish, Saint Tammany Parish north of Abita Springs, and most of Tangipahoa Parish north of US Highway 190. DISTRICT MAP:                 RED/BLUE RATING (using 2008, 2012, and 2014 elections): 63% […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 6)

INCUMBENT: “Bodi” White (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 6 is a sprawling district that is located in the Florida Parishes and contains parts of four parishes. It begins in Ponchatoula in Tangipahoa Parish and travels up I-55 almost to the town of Independence. It then includes two connecting pieces: a “connecting precinct” in northeast Livingston Parish, […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 13)

INCUMBENT: Dale Erdey (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 13 is located in the Florida Parishes and includes parts of three parishes: its core (where 86% of the voters live) is in the portions of Livingston Parish mostly north of I-12. The district also crosses the Magnolia Bridge to pick up two Central precincts in East Baton […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 18)

INCUMBENT: Jody Amedee (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 18 is located at the edge of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area, and includes parts of three parishes: most of Livingston Parish south of I-12, most of the east bank of Ascension Parish except for some black majority neighborhoods along the Mississippi River/in Gonzales, and parts of the […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 24)

INCUMBENT: Elbert Lee Guillory (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 24 is located in Acadiana, and includes parts of three parishes. In Saint Landry Parish, it is centered on the city of Opelousas and areas to the north and south along I-49. In Lafayette Parish, it includes most of the parish north of downtown. It also includes […]

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Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (Senate District 25)

INCUMBENT: “Blade” Morrish (Republican) DESCRIPTION: Senate District 25 is located in southwest Louisiana, and it contains all of Cameron and Jefferson Davis Parishes. It also contains all but the northern and eastern fringes of Acadia Parish, and it includes the southern (and suburban) portions of Calcasieu Parish. DISTRICT MAP:               […]

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