CENTRAL LOUISIANA (KALB) - After former State Rep. Jeff Hall, Dist. 26, won the Alexandria Mayor’s race, people are already announcing their candidacy for the vacant House seat.
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Rapides Parish School Board Member Sandra Franklin, Dist. I, announced on Wednesday she will run for House Dist. 26 as a Democrat. Along with serving on the school board for four years, Franklin currently serves on the Board of Directors for Area Health Education Center and the Region 6 Sexual Transmitted Diseases Task Force. Franklin also has a background in teaching at LSUA and teaching health courses at Peabody Magnet High School.
Another candidate believed to be running is Alexandria City Councilman Ed Larvadain, Dist. 1. On Wednesday, Larvadain sent out a news release about a scheduled news conference for Friday at 11 a.m. at Alexandria City Hall. All the release said is it’s about “LA House Dist. 26.”
Another seat up for grabs is House Dist. 27 that recently opened up after Chris Hazel won the Rapides Parish District Judge seat. Only one candidate has publicly announced their candidacy. In June, Pineville attorney Mike Johnson announced he will run as a Republican.
The election is set for Feb. 23, 2019, and qualifying in Jan. 9-11.