Six candidates have filed to run in the May 1 election for the District 93 seat left vacant by Karen Carter Peterson’s election to the state Senate, according to Secretary of State Jay Dardenne’s office.
Two Uptown-area races were decided by wide margins in the Feb. 6 election, according to secretary of state Jay Dardenne’s office.
Stacy Head won back the District B seat on the New Orleans City Council over challenger Corey Watson with 67 percent of the vote.
State Rep. Karen Carter Peterson won Louisiana Senate District 5 seat over Irma Muse Dixon with 78 percent of the vote, filling the remainder of Cheryl Gray Evans’ unexpired term.
Chaisson, D-Destrehan, said a special election to fill the remainder of Gray Evans term will be held Feb. 6 and a runoff, if necessary, will take place March 6 — the same dates as the New Orleans municipal elections. Qualifying will start at 8 a.m. on Dec. 28 and end at 5 p.m. Dec. 30, according to Chaisson.
Another election for Uptown voters to watch.