5 qualify for run to fill state Rep. Ronnie Edwards' seat
BATON ROUGE - Five candidates have qualified to run for the state House seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Ronnie Edwards.
According to the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report, the candidates are: consultant and adjunct college instructor Tyra Banks Sterling, attorney Edmond Jordan, East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member Vereta T. Lee, attorney Victor Woods Jr. and Albert White, whose occupation was not immediately available.
Lee and Jordan ran against Edwards last year, with Edwards ultimately winning the legislative seat, which covers parts of East and West Baton Rouge parishes.
All of the candidates have registered as Democrats.
Qualifying for the April 9 election ended Wednesday.
Edwards died in February of pancreatic cancer. She was 63.