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|Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana|
|President, Plaquemines Parish|
Billy 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.
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 run-off. However, if one candidate wins a majority, he or she is considered to have won the election. Dardenne captured more than 50% of the vote and won re-election outright. The Louisiana general election is scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of lieutenant governor will not appear on the ballot.
|Lt. Governor of Louisiana, 2011|
|Republican||Jay Dardenne Incumbent||53.1%||504,541|
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