2015 Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election
Red denotes parishes won by Nungesser.
Blue denotes parishes won by Holden.
|Elections in Louisiana|
The Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election took place on October 24, 2015, to elect the Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana, with a runoff election held on November 21, 2015. Incumbent Republican Lieutenant Governor Jay Dardenne did not for re-election to a second full term in office. He instead ran for Governor. Billy Nungesser won the election defeating Kip Holden, despite a Democratic victory in the gubernatorial election, in which John Bel Edwards defeated David Vitter by a similar margin.
Under Louisiana's jungle primary system, all candidates appeared on the same ballot, regardless of party and voters may vote for any candidate, regardless of their party affiliation. Since no candidate received a majority of the vote during the primary election, a runoff election was held on November 21, 2015 between Holden and Nungesser. Louisiana is the only state that has a jungle primary system (California and Washington have a similar "top two primary" system).
- Elbert Guillory, state senator
- Billy Nungesser, President of Plaquemines Parish and candidate for lieutenant governor in 2011
- John Young, President of Jefferson Parish
- Scott Angelle, Louisiana Public Service Commissioner and former Lieutenant Governor (ran for Governor)
- Jay Dardenne, incumbent Lieutenant Governor (ran for Governor)
- Mike Edmonson, Superintendent of the Louisiana State Police
Did not run
|Triumph||March 5, 2015||1,655||± 2.4%||2%||33%||23%||20%||22%|
|Multi-Quest||October 22–24, 2014||606||± 4%||—||8.1%||10.3%||9.6%||72%|
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- James Gill (August 22, 2014). "Edmonson's gift for old-style politics". The New Orleans Advocate. Retrieved September 18, 2014.
- Rebekah Allen (August 6, 2014). "BR mayor Kip Holden says he's running for Lieutenant Gov". Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
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