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BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Democratic Party congratulates Sen. Karen Carter Peterson on her re-election as chairperson of the state party. After serving with distinction from 2012 to the present, she was re-elected this morning by the Democratic State Central Committee. The state party congratulates her on the victory, and looks forward to another four years of hard work and collaborative success.

The Democratic State Central Committee, which serves as the governing body of the state party, elected new members to its body during the Presidential Preference Primary elections on March 5th. Their first meeting since that time, an Organizing Meeting, was held today and— pursuant to their bylaws— began with the election of a state party chair for the 2016-2020 term. Sen. Peterson stood for re-election on the strength of her previous four-year term, which saw fundraising up dramatically over previous administrations and the tripling of the state party staff.

“I am humbled by the honor, and excited to continue the great work we have done together,” said Sen. Karen Carter Peterson. “I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished together, and honored to serve our state party.”