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Central’s Bodi White – Senator

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    Voters in Senate District 6 went to the polls last Saturday and have sent Central native Bodi White to the Louisiana Senate.  Senate District 6 is a new and unusual District created due to the population shifts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.  The District is horseshoe shaped, starting in the Woodlawn areas of Baton Rouge, taking in Central, and extending east then south to include areas of Tangipahoa Parish.  With light voter turnout throughout the area, current State Representative White received 52%  of the votes, besting challenger Mike Mannino, also of Central.  Representative White is currently serving out his second term as the State Representative for District 64 which includes parts of Central and Livingston Parish.

    In another race affecting the Central area, Valarie Hodges topped Barry Elkins to fill Bodi White's District 64 House seat.  District 64 includes the northern portion of the City of Central. Central's Clif Richardson, who ran unopposed, serves as the House Representative for most of Central in District 65.  In the other Senate race in Central, incumbent Dale Erdey fended off challenger Derek Babcock to remain the Senator for District 13, which includes an area on the east side of Central.  Sid Geautreaux was re-elected East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff.

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