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Louisiana Down Ballot State Executive Elections

Primary Date
Pending

General Election Date:
November 4, 2014

Louisiana State Executive Elections
Down Ballot
Public Services Commissioner

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Two down ballot state executive positions are up for election in the state of Louisiana in 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014.

Louisiana is one of three states to use a blanket primary, or top-two system, which allows all candidates to run and all voters to vote but only moves the top two vote-getters, regardless of party affiliation, to the general election. In Louisiana, the runoff general election is only required if no candidate receives 50 percent or more of the primary vote. If the runoff election is not needed, the race is decided with the one election (acting as both the primary and the general election) on November 4, 2014.[1][2][3]

Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running?
Public Service Commission Eric Skrmetta
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2009 Undeclared
Public Service Commission Foster Campbell
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2003 Undeclared


Public Service Commission

Current incumbents

Republican Party Eric Skrmetta (District 1)
Democratic Party Foster Campbell (District 5)

Duties

Article 4, Section 21 B of the Louisiana Constitution outlines the powers and duties of the commission:

  • Regulate all common carriers and public utilities and have such other regulatory authority as provided by law.
  • Adopt and enforce reasonable rules, regulations, and procedures necessary for the discharge of its duties, and shall have other powers and perform other duties as provided by law.

See also

References