Election 2023

State Rep. Richard Nelson during the Police Jury Association of Louisiana forum at the Shreveport Convention Center, March 10, 2023.

Gov.-elect Landry picks opponent Richard Nelson for cabinet job

BY: - December 6, 2023

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry has picked one of his election opponents as a member of his cabinet. State Rep. Richard Nelson, R-Mandeville, was tapped Wednesday as secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, the state’s tax collection agency. Nelson was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2019, where he made his most prominent splash […]

Portraits of Caddo Parish sheriff candidates John Nickelson and Henry Whitehorn set against the Shreveport skyline at dusk.

Judge orders new election in Caddo sheriff’s race decided by one vote

BY: - December 6, 2023

A  judge ruled Tuesday a new election must be held for Caddo Parish sheriff after one vote determined the victor in the Nov. 18 contest. The margin was upheld in a subsequent recount. Henry Whitehorn, who was twice declared the winner, told KSLA-TV he will challenge the ruling of retired Louisiana Supreme Court Justice E. […]

Attorney General Jeff Landry answers questions April 26, 2023, at the PAR gubernatorial candidates forum held at the Crowne Plaza in Baton Rouge.

Members of Landry transition team operated illegal waste dump for years, lawsuits claim

BY: - December 6, 2023

A co-chair on Gov.-elect Jeff Landry’s coast and environment transition team has been embroiled in litigation for nearly a decade because of his alleged illegal operation of a dump for toxic and hazardous oil and gas waste in Montana, according to court records. And another member of that team was co-owner of the company that […]

Jeff Landry standing at podium speaking to reporters. His wife Sharon is at his side.

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry joins fight against federal protections for LGBTQ+ foster youth 

BY: - November 30, 2023

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, now the governor-elect, joined 16 other AGs who are targeting a proposed federal rule meant to give LGBTQ+ youth additional protections in foster care.  A letter from the AGs, sent Monday to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), concerns a rule the Biden administration proposed in September […]

Louisiana Gov.-elect Jeff Landry delivers a victory speech to supporters Oct. 14, 2023, at The Ballroom in Broussard after claiming an outright win in the primary election.

Campaign aides talk successes, failures in Louisiana governor’s race 

BY: - November 29, 2023

Let Jeff be Jeff.  That was all it took to make Attorney General Jeff Landry the next governor of Louisiana, campaign manager Cory Dennis said at a panel Tuesday examining campaign strategy in the 2023 gubernatorial election LSU’s Reilly Center for Media and Public Affairs hosted.  “Jeff Landry’s biggest strength is he’s a people person,” […]

Henry Whitehorn

Win margin in Caddo sheriff’s race still one vote after recount

BY: - November 27, 2023

Monday’s recount in the Caddo Parish sheriff’s race ended with the same margin of victory in the Nov. 18 election — a one-vote win for Democrat Henry Whitehorn against Republican John Nickelson. Nickelson called for the recount three days after the election, when the results put Whitehorn ahead by a single ballot out of more […]

Three vacant voting stalls are stationed in front of an American flag

Political scientist labels Louisiana the ‘least-interested electorate I’ve ever seen’

BY: - November 26, 2023

Forty years ago, Louisiana’s charismatic former Gov. Edwin Edwards wallopped incumbent David Treen in a gubernatorial primary election to return to the state’s highest office after a four-year absence.  A populist and Democrat, Edwards got 62% of the vote to the sitting Republican governor’s 36%. Treen’s image, as perhaps being too boring for Louisiana, never […]

Louisiana Gov.-elect Jeff Landry delivers a victory speech to supporters Oct. 14, 2023, at The Ballroom in Broussard after claiming an outright win in the primary election.

Landry sends mixed messages with ‘carbon neutral’ comments, trial lawyer ties

BY: - November 24, 2023

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry’s pick for Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality secretary last week was something of a head-scratcher. It’s not so surprising he picked a former Trump administration employee for the job, but Aurelia Skipwith Giacometto’s background as leader of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has many questioning why she would be considered a […]

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry and his wife, Sharon, address reporters Oct. 25, 2023, at R.L. "Tigue" Moore Stadium at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

Inauguration Day to start at Gov.-elect Landry’s childhood church

BY: - November 21, 2023

Plans are coming together for Gov.-elect Jeff Landry’s inauguration with about seven weeks to go before he is officially sworn into office on Jan. 8. According to Landry’s transition website, he and his wife, Sharon, will attend an invitation-only Mass at St. Martin de Tours Catholic Church in St. Martinville, where Landry was raised. Founded […]

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill

Jeff Landry spent at least $3.7 million with Trump political consultants

BY: - November 21, 2023

Gov.-elect Jeff Landry spent at least $3.7 million with political consultants tied to former President Donald Trump while Landry was running for Louisiana governor over the past year.  Months before Landry received Trump’s endorsement in May, the incoming governor started paying people associated with the former president to be a part of his campaign team. […]

A sign marks a polling site with multiple precincts at a fire station in New Orleans' Garden District

State of apathy: Louisiana election season ends with a whimper, not a bang

BY: - November 21, 2023

Welcome to the state of apathy. When the low-interest Louisiana primary election resulted in Jeff Landry being elected governor outright without needing a runoff, analysts expected even lower interest in the general election with no gubernatorial candidates at the top of the ballot. The primary election turnout was 36%, and according to the Secretary of […]

incoming Sharon Landry and Gov.-elect Jeff Landry meet Monday, Nov. 20, 2023, with current Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards at the Governor's Mansion in Baton Rouge.

Edwards, first lady host incoming Landrys at Governor’s Mansion

BY: - November 20, 2023

The transition for Gov.-elect Jeff Landry continued Monday as he and his wife, Sharon, met with the current occupants of the Governor’s Mansion. Gov. John Bel Edwards and First Lady Donna Edwards hosted the Landrys to discuss the transition, life at the mansion and day-to-day demands of their respective roles, according to the governor’s office. […]