Results for Women Candidates in the Louisiana Primaries
Nonpartisan primary elections were held this weekend in Louisiana, and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, is tracking results for women candidates in these races. Candidates who received more than 50% of the vote won the election outright, while the top two vote-getters in the remaining contests will advance to a November 18th general election. Full results are available on the Election Analysis page on the CAWP website; five races featuring women candidates remain too close to call, so that page will update as results are finalized. Complete context about women in the 2023 elections, including candidate lists, summaries, and historical comparisons, is available via CAWP's Election Watch.
Among the most notable results for women:
- Women are poised to win two of Louisiana’s seven statewide elective executive offices this year. Currently, no women hold these offices in the state.
- Two women have advanced to the November 18th general elections for secretary of state and attorney general. No woman has ever served as Louisiana’s attorney general, and no woman has served as secretary of state since 1930.
- Based on the nonpartisan primary election results, women are 5 of 40 (12.5%) candidates who have won their election outright or advanced to the November 18th general election for state Senate in Louisiana, including 2 of 11 (18.2%) Democrats and 3 of 29 (10.3%) Republicans. This falls short of the record high for women state Senate nominees (10), set in election 2019.
- Based on the nonpartisan primary election results, women are 31 of 111 (27.9%) candidates who have won their election outright or advanced to the November 18th general election for state House in Louisiana, including 11 of 32 (34.4%) Democrats and 20 of 79 (25.3%) Republicans. This exceeds the record high for women state House nominees (27), set in election 2019, and some women remain in primary contests still too close to call.
For more information, see the full analysis of how women fared in yesterday's contests, with updates as results are determined in undecided races, on our Election Analysis page. Complete context about women in the 2023 elections can be found on CAWP's Election Watch.
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