Zaine Kasem

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Zaine "The Queen" Kasem
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Louisiana Senate District 2
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Zaine "The Queen" Kasem was a 2011 Republican candidate for District 2 of the Louisiana State Senate.

Kasem is currently a senior at Louisiana State University and plans to graduate in December 2011. She served as the President of the saint Gabriel Chamber of Commerce.

In 2011, Kasem was commended by the Louisiana House of Representatives for her "outstanding accomplishments."[1]



See also: Louisiana State Senate elections, 2011

Kasem ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana Senate District 2. She faced Elton Aubert (D), Troy Brown (D), Alfred Carter (R), George Grace Jr. (D) and Michael Bell (D) in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Because Louisiana uses a blanket primary system, a candidate can be declared the overall winner of the seat by garnering 50 percent +1 of the vote in the primary. Aubert and Brown advanced past the primary.[2]

Louisiana State Senate District 2 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngElton M. Aubert 31% 10,932
     Democratic Mike Bell 12.8% 4,519
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTroy E. Brown 34.2% 12,082
     Republican Al Carter 14.1% 4,966
     Democratic George Grace, Jr. 6.2% 2,198
     Republican Zaine Kasem 1.7% 584
Total Votes 35,281

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