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John Bering
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Former candidate for
Louisiana House of Representatives, District 49
Elections and appointments
Last electionFebruary 21, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1980 - 1997
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John Bering was a 2015 special election Republican candidate for District 49 of the Louisiana House of Representatives.[1] He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2011.



See also: Louisiana state legislative special elections, 2015

Blake Miguez (R) defeated John Bering (R) in the special election on February 21.[2][1]

The seat was vacant following Simone Champagne's (R) resignation to become the chief administrative officer for the city of Youngsville.[3]

A special election for the position of Louisiana House of Representatives District 49 was called for February 21, with a runoff, if necessary, on March 28. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was January 9.[4]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 49, Special Election, 2015
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBlake Miguez 92.9% 2,705
     Republican John Bering 7.1% 206
Total Votes 2,911


See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

Bering ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 49. He faced incumbent Simone Champagne (R) and Larry Rader (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.

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 49 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSimone Champagne Incumbent 69.5% 7,028
     Democratic Larry Rader 21.1% 2,135
     Republican John Bering 9.4% 956
Total Votes 10,119

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