Decision 2015: JMCEL’s “bite sized politics” (House District 36)
INCUMBENT: Chuck Kleckley (Republican) (Speaker of the House)
DESCRIPTION: This is a suburban district in the southern fringes of Lake Charles that contains many of its newer and/or higher income neighborhoods.
RED/BLUE RATING (using 2008, 2012, and 2014 elections): 73% Republican
JMCEL’s SUMMARY: This is a Republican district that typically gives 3:1 margins to Republican candidates, although it has only relatively recently sent Republicans to the Legislature. Speaker Kleckley is term limited, and Republicans should have no problems holding this seat.