Nungesser will not run for governor

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser
Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser(Source: State of Louisiana)
Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 1:46 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2023 at 5:25 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser announced on Monday, Jan. 9, that he will not run for governor later this year.

Instead, Nungesser said that he will seek re-election to his current job. He released the below statement to supporters:

The move is a surprising one, following months of speculation that the Republican from Plaquemines Parish would enter the race.


Currently, there are only two major candidates in the race, including Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and State Treasurer John Shroder. Both men are Republicans.

Louisiana DOTD Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson, a Democrat, is considering entering the race for governor as well.

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