Edmond Jordan elected to Dist. 29 seat
BATON ROUGE – Voters in District 29 elected Edmond Jordan on Saturday to fill a vacant seat left after state Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away in February 2016.
Jordan received 60 percent of the total vote, defeating his opponent Vereta T. Lee by over 600 votes.
Jordan and Lee ran against Edwards last year, with Edwards ultimately winning the legislative seat that covers parts of East and West Baton Rouge parishes.
Edwards died in February of pancreatic cancer. She was 63 years old.
Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards congratulated Jordan on his victory Saturday night.
“Representative-elect Jordan is coming into the legislature at a time when we are diligently working to stabilize Louisiana’s budget to secure long-term prosperity for our state,” Edwards said. “I look forward to working with him as we continue this critical work, and I know he’ll do an outstanding job representing the people of House District 29.”