BATON ROUGE, La. (KALB News Channel 5 ) -So far, six people have qualified to fill the unexpired term of Fifth District Congressman Rodney Alexander.
Henry Herford Jr. of Delhi
Representative Marcus Hunter of Monroe
Representative Robert Johnson of Marksville
Monroe Mayor James Mayo
State Senator Neil Riser of Columbia
Phillip Weatherly of Calhoun
Alexander announced two weeks ago he would not seek re-election. The next day he was hired by Governor Bobby Jindal as his Veterans Affairs Secretary triggering the special election.
Alexander's term is set to expire in January of 2015.