LIVE BLOG: Candidates begin qualifying for 5th Congressional District race


BATON ROUGE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The candidates for the 5th Congressional District Race began qualifying on Wednesday.

The qualifying period runs from Wednesday, January 20, through Friday, January 22.

We will continue to update this article throughout the next three days as more candidates qualify.

Here is a list of the candidates who have qualified:

  • Sandra “Candy” Christophe (D) Alexandria, LA
  • Chad Conerly (R) Kentwood, LA
  • “Jim” Davis (No Party) Monroe, LA
  • Allen Guillory (R) Lawtell, LA
  • Jessica Hollister (D) Bogalusa, LA
  • Robert Lansden (R) Ponchatoula, LA
  • Julia Letlow (R) Rayville, LA
  • Jaycee Magnuson (R) Opelousas, LA
  • Horace Melton III (R) Shreveport, LA
  • M.V. “Vinny” Mendoza (I) Ponchatoula, LA
  • Richard Pannell (R) Dry Prong, LA
  • Sancha Smith (R) Oplousas, LA
  • Errol Victor Sr. (R) Slidell, LA

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