Special election set in House District 79

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Posted: Dec 18, 2012 10:49 AM
Source: Associated Press

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BATON ROUGE - State House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has set a March 2 special election to fill the expected vacancy in the House District 79 seat held by state Rep. Anthony Ligi.

An April 6 runoff will be held, if necessary. The Advocate reports qualifying for the election will run from Jan. 9 through Jan. 11.

Ligi, R-Metairie, announced Friday that he is resigning his post on Jan. 1 to become executive director and chief legal counsel for the Jefferson Business Council.

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