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Another candidate plans to join 5th District race

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana State Representative Jay Morris says he plans on qualifying for the U.S. 5th District Congressional race.

The Republican told the Ouachita Citizen he will be making an announcement at the appropriate time. 

Qualifying runs from August 19th through August 21st for the October 19th special election.  A run-off, if needed, would happen November 19th. 

Earlier this week, Congressman Rodney Alexander announced he would resign to take a Veteran Affairs position in Governor Bobby Jindal's administration. Alexander will resign from congress at the end of September. Alexander's new job and resignation came one day after the 6-term congressman announced he would not seek another term in the U.S. House.

Morris is an attorney and was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2011. Morris will reportedly join the ranks of Republican State Senator Neil Riser, Attorney Jeff Guerriero and Democrat State Representative Marcus Hunter seeking the seat. The mayor of Alexandria, the mayor of Monroe and Monroe attorney Charles Kincaid are also looking into joining the race.

Source material for this article courtesy: Ouachita Citizen


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