November 16, 2019
Contact: Allyson Sanders

Louisiana Democrats Statement on Democratic Legislative Victories


Saturday, the Louisiana Democratic Party released a statement congratulating Democratic legislative candidates and thanking them for stepping up to run. The Louisiana Democratic Party prevented a supermajority in the House, held House District 21 with C. Travis Johnson, and flipped House District 105 with Mack Cormier.

“I want to personally congratulate our history-making candidates and those Democrats running in districts that haven’t seen a Democratic challenger in recent years,” Sen. Karen Carter Peterson, Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “It’s encouraging to see candidates stepping up across the state and show that Louisiana voters want leaders who believe in expanding opportunity for everyone. We’re proud of the work put in to hold our seats, flip seats blue, and prevent a Republican supermajority in the House. We’re already looking toward the 2020 elections and won’t stop working until, seat by seat, we reshift the majority in the legislature back to Louisiana Democrats.”

“This election season, Louisiana Democratic candidates and voters made history. We have more firsts, fresh faces of the next generation of Louisiana Democrats, and new reasons to be excited about the future,” Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “We saw more Democratic women run for office than ever before, voters turning out in record-breaking numbers, and Democrats flip a seat blue in a previous Republican stronghold. From the school board to the legislature, these candidates championed bold ideas that will move our state forward and make their districts a better home for all.”

Through this election, the Louisiana Democratic Party worked with candidates to deliver thousands of phone calls and text messages to targeted voters, train candidates and campaign staff, spread their message across the state, assist with fundraising, and coordinate get out the vote efforts.