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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 08:54 AM

Big changes coming? Record number of women are running for the Louisiana Legislature

So many women already have signed up to run for the Louisiana Legislature this fall that Democrats and Republicans are predicting a sea change in the state’s lawmaking body by the time the votes are counted.

Forty-seven of the Legislature’s 144 seats are open because of term limits.

At least 22 women have announced their candidacies. Along with 22 female incumbents who are running for reelection or in the other chamber, that means that 44 women — more than ever before — will stand for election on the Oct. 12 ballot.

Those numbers are expected to grow before candidates officially sign up in August.

Read more: https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/politics/elections/article_393c4880-9aa5-11e9-b22d-bbf2bda946a7.html
(Baton Rouge Advocate)

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