Louisiana state executive official elections, 2012

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One state executive position was up for election in 2012 in the state of Louisiana.

The blanket primary took place on November 6, 2012. Scott Angelle received more than 50% of the vote, thus eliminated the need for a runoff. Had Angelle not garnered a simple majority in the primary, a runoff would have taken place on December 8, 2012.[1]


Incumbent James Field (R) did not seek re-election to a third term on the Louisiana Public Service Commission.[2] Five candidates vied for the open seat, and Scott Angelle won by enough votes in the primary on November 6th to avoid a runoff election.[3]

November 6 primary candidates:[4]

Republican PartyScott AngelleGreen check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyEd Roy (withdrew from the race on September 7th)[5]
Republican PartyErich Ponti
Republican Party Sarah Holliday
Democratic Party Forest Wright
Greg Gaubert (No Party Affiliation)
Louisiana Public Service Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Angelle 57.2% 213,485
     Democratic Forest Wright 20.5% 76,336
     Republican Erich Ponti 11.6% 43,287
     Republican Sarah Holliday 7.6% 28,214
     Independent Greg Gaubert 3.2% 11,758
Total Votes 373,080
Election Results via Louisiana Secretary of State.

Deadline Event
Aug 17 Signature filing deadline
Sept 7 First date to request a mail ballot from the registrar
Oct 8 Last day to register to vote
Oct 23 Early voting begins
Oct 30 Early voting ends
Nov 2 Last day to request a mail ballot from the registrar
Nov 6 Blanket primary
Dec 1 Open general election (if necessary)

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