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Henry Herford, Jr.

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Henry Herford, Jr.
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
Henry Herford, Jr. is a Libertarian candidate for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. He is running in the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1]

He was a 2013 Libertarian candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[2]

Herford was a Republican and Ron Paul supporter until the 2012 Louisiana Republican convention, when he injured his artificial hip during a scuffle with off-duty police.[1] The altercation occurred after Shreveport police arrested Alex Helwig, the head of the Paul contingent, who along with Herford tried to start their own off-shoot convention.[1]



See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2014

Herford is running as a Libertarian candidate for election to the U.S. House, representing the 6th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1] The general election takes place November 4, 2014.


See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

Herford ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana. [1] The election was held to replace Rodney Alexander, who announced his resignation in order to take a position as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September 2013.[3] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[2]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeil Riser 32% 33,045
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVance McAllister 17.8% 18,386
     Republican Clyde Holloway 10.9% 11,250
     Republican Phillip "Blake" Weatherly 0.5% 517
     Republican Jay Morris 6.9% 7,083
     Democratic Marcus Hunter 3% 3,088
     Democratic Robert Johnson 9.6% 9,971
     Democratic Jamie Mayo 14.8% 15,317
     Democratic Weldon Russell 2.5% 2,554
     Libertarian Henry Herford, Jr. 0.9% 886
     Libertarian S.B.A. Zaitoon 0.1% 129
     Green Eliot Barron 0.5% 492
     Independent Tom Gibbs 0.3% 324
     Independent Peter Williams 0.3% 335
Total Votes 103,377
Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State

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