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Otis Chisley
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Candidate for
Louisiana House of Representatives District 17
Bachelor'sGrambling State University
Otis Chisley was a 2011 Democratic candidate for District 17 of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Chisley serves as president of the local chapter of the NAACP and is the former chairman of the I-20 Economic Development District. He graduated from Grambling State University and attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe.[1]



See also: Louisiana House of Representatives elections, 2011

Chisley ran in the 2011 election for Louisiana House of Representatives District 17. He faced Democrats Billye Burns, Marcus Hunter and Brenda Shelling 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. Burns and Hunter won the primary.[2]

Louisiana House of Representatives, District 17 Blanket Primary, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBillye Burns 37% 2,290
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Hunter 30.8% 1,909
     Democratic Brenda Shelling 20.2% 1,253
     Democratic Otis Chisley 12% 740
Total Votes 6,192

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