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Lee and Jordan set for May runoff for Dist. 29 seat

6 months 1 week 4 days ago April 09, 2016 Apr 9, 2016 Saturday, April 09 2016 April 09, 2016 9:59 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kevin Dupuy

BATON ROUGE – Voters in District 29 went to the polls Saturday to choose who will fill a vacant seat after state Rep. Ronnie Edwards passed away in February.

The field of five was narrowed to two Saturday night as Democrats Edmond Jordan and Vereta T. Lee will continue on for a May 14 runoff election.

Jordan recieved the most votes, earning 31 percent of the total vote (1,088 votes). Lee recieved 24 percent of the total vote (848 votes). 

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.

Edwards died in February of pancreatic cancer. She was 63.

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