ELECTION RESULTS: Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser wins re-election

With more than half the precincts reporting at this time, Billy Nungesser is projected to be reelected as lieutenant governor.
Published: Sep. 22, 2023 at 12:51 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2023 at 8:55 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Republican Billy Nungesser will continue to be Louisiana’s lieutenant governor, with more than half of precincts reporting.

Six candidates ran for the position.


  • Elbert “Pawpaw” Guillory (R)
    • Guillory, of Opelousas, Louisiana, worked in the Nixon Administration teaching agencies how to enforce modern civil rights laws.
    • He served a decade in the Louisiana legislature as a state senator.
  • “Tami” Hotard (R)
    • Tami Hotard was born in New Orleans.
    • Hotard is a businesswoman who worked in real estate development and management for 25 years in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
    • She taught college and authored books on Louisiana tourism.
  • Willie Jones (D)
    • Jones previously ran in 2019 for the same position against Billy Nungesser.
  • Billy Nungesser (R)
    • Nungesser, the incumbent, was elected president of Plaquemines Parish in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010.
    • He was a small businessman and earned Louisiana Life Magazine’s Top CEO.
  • Bruce Payton (I)
    • Payton was born in Harahan, Louisiana, and has decades of business experience, including several industries, education, and real estate.
    • He worked as a media consultant.
  • Gary Rispone (no party)
    • Rispone lives in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana.
    • His career experience includes owning and working as a co-host of a cable TV outdoors show.