Louisiana

Louisiana

  Voting Population

Eligibility (73.9% eligible to vote)
Louisiana, created mostly, but not entirely, from land bought from France in the Louisiana Purchase, became a state in April 1812. Louisiana seceded from the Union during the Civil War and did not participate in the 1864 election. The state’s electoral votes were rejected in 1872 due to irregularities. Largely due to outward migration after Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana lost one electoral vote after the 2010 Census. Like many southern states, Louisiana voted Democratic from Reconstruction through World War II. Although perceived as solidly Republican today (Donald Trump won over Hillary Clinton by nearly 20 points in 2016), Louisiana has voted Democratic three times since 1976 when the nominee of that party was a Southern governor. Jimmy Carter won there in 1976, as did Bill Clinton, both in 1992 and 1996.

Louisiana has 8 Electoral College votes to cast in Presidential elections.

State Capital: Baton Rouge, LA   •   2020 Population: 4,645,184   •   US Representatives: 6

  Recent Election Results

Leaning
62%
Republican
2016 Presidential (34.3% voted Republican)
2012 Presidential (23.6% voted Democratic)
2016 US Senate
2016 US House
2014 Gubernatorial

 Current Elected Officials

This is the list of elected officials for Louisiana. This includes roles such as Governor and Lieutenant Governor, US and state senators and house representatives.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Bill Cassidy Profile Picture
 Bill Cassidy
U.S. Senator
520 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-5824
     
John Kennedy Profile Picture
 John Kennedy
U.S. Senator
416 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
 (202) 224-4623
     
John Bel Edwards Profile Picture
 John Bel Edwards
Governor of Louisiana
Office of the Governor
PO Box 94004

Baton Rouge, LA 70804
 (225) 342-7015
     
Billy Nungesser Profile Picture
 Billy Nungesser
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana
Office of Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser
Capitol Annex Building

Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4243
 (225) 342-7009
 ltgov@crt.la.gov
     
R. Kyle Ardoin Profile Picture
 R. Kyle Ardoin
LA Secretary of State  (225) 922-2880
     
John M. Schroder Profile Picture
 John M. Schroder
LA State Treasurer  (225) 342-0010
     
Mike Strain Profile Picture
 Mike Strain
LA Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry
5825 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
 (225) 922-1234
 commissioner@ldaf.state.la.us
     
Thomas Roque Profile Picture
 Thomas Roque
LA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Member  (225) 342-5840
 thomas.roque@la.gov
   
Doris Voitier Profile Picture
 Doris Voitier
LA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Member  (225) 342-5840
 doris.voitier@la.gov
   
Belinda Davis Profile Picture
 Belinda Davis
LA Board of Elementary and Secondary Education Member  (225) 342-5840
 belinda.davis@la.gov
   
Jim Donelson Profile Picture
 Jim Donelson
LA Commissioner of Insurance  (225) 342-5423
 commissioner@ldi.la.gov
     
Jeff Landry Profile Picture
 Jeff Landry
LA Attorney General  (225) 326-6079
 constituentservices@ag.louisiana.gov
   

While the President and Vice President are the only elected officials at the National level, there are hundreds of other positions appointed by the President himself.

Louisiana will cast 8 Electoral College votes in the upcoming 2020 Presidential elections.

RepresentativeOfficeContact
Donald J. Trump Profile Picture
 Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     
Mike Pence Profile Picture
 Mike Pence
Vice President of the United States
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20500
 (202) 456-1111
     

 Elected Role Descriptions

Lieutenant Governor:

In most cases, the lieutenant governor is the highest officer of state after the governor, standing in for that officer when they are absent from the state or temporarily incapacitated. In the event a governor dies, resigns or is removed from office, the lieutenant governor typically becomes governor.

Treasurer:

Typically, the Treasurer's duties include financial management and oversight of the particular department of which he or she manages. A Treasurer may also manage or oversee the financial affairs of the organization, often including tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow.

Available Zip Codes in Louisiana

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