Billy Nungesser

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Billy Nungesser
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Candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
Elections and appointments
Next generalOctober 24, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
President of Plaquemines Parish
Campaign website
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Billy Nungesser is a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana in the 2015 election.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the same office in the 2011 election.[2] Nungesser lost to incumbent Republican Jay Dardenne in the primary election on October 22, 2011.[3]

Nungesser was the President of Plaquemines Parish in Louisiana from 2007 to 2014.[4]


Nungesser was born and raised in Louisiana. Prior to his election to parish president, he was a small business owner, working to convert used shipping containers into modular living quarters for offshore oil drilling workers. He also helped form the Plaquemines Association of Business and Industry.[5]



See also: Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015

Nungesser is running for election to the office of Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana in the 2015 election.[1] The primary election is scheduled for October 24, 2015, with a runoff held on November 21, 2015, if no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote.


Hypothetical primary match-ups

Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
Poll Kip Holden (D) Billy Nungesser (R)John Young (R)Elbert Guillory (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Triumph Campaigns
March 5, 2015
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Campaign finance

Annual report (2014)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a total of $563,066.12 and spent a total of $183,094.98 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on February 19, 2015.[6]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
John Young Republican Party Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana $1,494,781.06 $463,733.55 $141,771.09 $1,804,068.02
Billy Nungesser Republican Party Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana $8,920.97 $65,400 $3,883.33 $70,437.64
Elbert Guillory Republican Party Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana $-2,175.66 $33,932.57 $37,440.56 $-5,928.74
Richard Gallot, Jr. Democratic Party Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana $0 $0 $0 $0
Kip Holden Democratic Party Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana $0 $0 $0 $0
Grand Total Raised $563,066.12
Grand Total Spent $183,094.98


See also: Louisiana state executive official elections, 2011 and State executive official elections, 2011

Nungesser lost to incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne in the primary election on October 22, 2011. In Louisiana, the governor and lieutenant governor are elected on a shared ticket in the general election, but the two offices have separate primary campaigns and elections.

In state races, Louisiana uses an open primary system known as a blanket primary. All candidates, regardless of political affiliation, run in one primary where voters are not bound to vote for a candidate from their own party. Ordinarily, the top two vote-earners, who may be from the same party, will advance to a runoff. However, if one candidate wins a majority, he or she is considered to have won the election. Dardenne captured more than 50 percent of the vote and won re-election outright. The Louisiana general election was held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of lieutenant governor did not appear on the ballot.[7]

Lt. Governor of Louisiana, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJay Dardenne Incumbent 53.1% 504,541
     Republican Billy Nungesser 46.9% 445,049
Total Votes 949,590

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