Louisiana state executive official elections, 2011

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Seven state executive positions were up for election in 2011. These include offices for: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry and Commissioner of Insurance. All seven of the races were decided in the primary election on October 22, 2011. Though the Louisiana general election on November 19, 2011 included races in the state house and state senate, no executive offices appeared on the ballot.[1]

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Governor

See also Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2011

The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election took place on Saturday, November 19, 2011[2] but the office of governor did not appear on the ballot. Polling hours on all election days were from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, local time.

Governor of Louisiana, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBobby Jindal Incumbent 65.8% 673,239
     Democratic Tara Hollis 17.9% 182,925
     Democratic Cary Deaton 4.9% 50,071
     Democratic Trey Roberts 3.3% 33,280
     Independent David Blanchard 2.6% 26,705
     Democratic Niki Bird Papazoglakis 2.1% 21,885
     Libertarian Scott Lewis 1.2% 12,528
     Independent Robert Lang, Jr. 0.9% 9,109
     Independent Ron Caesar 0.8% 8,179
     Independent Leonard Bollingham 0.5% 5,242
Total Votes 1,023,163


Former Candidates

  • Danny Northcutt a self-identified "conservative independent," initially declared his intention to run but withdrew from the race in June 2011.[3]

Lieutenant Governor

See also Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2011

The Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Jay Dardenne captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election took place on Saturday, November 19, 2011[4] but the office of lieutenant governor did not appear on the ballot. Democratic PartyDemocratic Candidates - No Democrats qualified to run by the September 8, 2011 filing deadline.

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


Attorney General

See also Louisiana attorney general election, 2011

The Louisiana Secretary of State election of 2011 was decided even before the October 22, 2011 primary election. Incumbent Republican Buddy Caldwell was unopposed in the race after his sole challenger, former U.S. Representative Joseph Cao withdrew from the race in late September 2011. The Louisiana general election took place on Saturday, November 19, 2011[5] but the office of attorney general did not appear on the ballot.

Attorney General of Louisiana, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBuddy Caldwell Incumbent 100% 1
Total Votes 1


Democratic PartyDemocratic Candidates -- No Democrats qualified to run by the September 8, 2011 filing deadline.

Republican PartyRepublican Candidates

Former Candidates

  • Former Republican U.S. Rep. Anh "Joseph" Cao announced he would run on April 12, 2011, but pulled out on September 19, 2011. Cao's campaign had struggled to build financial momentum, and the candidate remained dogged by criticism of his conservative credentials. As a congressman, Cao briefly supported Democratic President Barack Obama's 2009 health care reform bill, before ultimately opposing it in its final floor vote.

Secretary of State

See also Louisiana secretary of state election, 2011

The Louisiana Secretary of State election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Tom Schedler captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election took place on Saturday, November 19, 2011[6] but the office of secretary of state did not appear on the ballot.

Louisiana Secretary of State, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTom Schedler Incumbent 50.5% 449,616
     Republican Jim Tucker 49.5% 441,170
Total Votes 890,786


Democratic PartyDemocratic Candidate -- No Democrats qualified to run by the September 8, 2011 filing deadline.

Republican PartyRepublican Candidates

Treasurer

See also Louisiana down ballot state executive elections, 2011

The Louisiana State Treasurer election of 2011 was scheduled to be held on November 19, 2011, with the primary on October 22, 2011. However, incumbent John Neely Kennedy (R) did not face any opposition, guaranteeing him a fourth term as state treasurer.[7]

Republican PartyRepublican Candidates

Commissioner of Agriculture

See also Louisiana down ballot state executive elections, 2011

The Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Michael Strain captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election took place on Saturday, November 19, 2011[8] but the office of agriculture and forestry commissioner did not appear on the ballot.

Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMike Strain Incumbent 66.5% 640,886
     Democratic Jamie LaBranche 27.8% 267,942
     Reform Belinda Alexandrenko 5.7% 54,888
Total Votes 963,716


Commissioner of Insurance

See also Louisiana down ballot state executive elections, 2011

The Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican James Donelon captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election took place on Saturday, November 19, 2011[9] but the office of insurance commissioner did not appear on the ballot.

Louisiana Insurance Commissioner, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Donelon Incumbent 67.5% 651,559
     Democratic Donald Hodge 32.5% 314,317
Total Votes 965,876


No state executive offices were on the general election ballot in November; all seven races were decided in the October 22, 2011 primary election.

Deadline Event
Sept. 8 Declaration of candidacy
Sept. 21 Voter registration for the primary election
Oct. 8 - 15 Early voting period for the primary
Oct. 18 Absentee ballot request for the primary
Oct. 19 Voter registration for the general election
Oct. 21 Absentee ballot receipt by registrar for the primary
Oct. 22 Primary election
Nov. 5 - 12 Early voting period for the general election
Nov. 15 Absentee ballot request for the general election
Nov. 18 Absentee ballot receipt by registrar
Nov. 19 General election

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