Murrill, Cheek headed to runoff in La. attorney general’s race

There will be a runoff next month in the race for Louisiana attorney general, according to...
Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 6:25 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2023 at 9:04 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - There will be a runoff next month in the race for Louisiana attorney general, according to projections from voting Saturday, Oct. 14.

With more than 68% of precincts reporting, the frontrunners are Democrat Lindsey Cheek and Republican “Liz” Baker Murrill.

Five candidates ran for attorney general, a position previously held by incumbent Jeff Landry.

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Candidates:

  • Lindsey Cheek (D)
    • Cheek’s career consists of working as an attorney with The Cheek Law Firm, The Lanier Law Firm, PLLC, a clerk with the Harris Country District Attorney, and as a business consultant with The WorkSorce.
    • She served on the Executive Committee of the Louisiana Association for Justice and the Board of Governors for the American Association for Justice.
    • Lives in New Orleans.
  • “Marty” Maley (R)
    • Maley ran to try and unseat Buddy Caldwell (R) in 2015.
    • Maley’s career experience includes working as an attorney with the Maley Law Firm and as a felony prosecutor with the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
    • He served on the board of the South Louisiana Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association
    • President of the ADA Board of Directors for the Louisiana District Attorney Association.
    • Lives in Batton Rouge, Louisiana
  • “Liz” Baker Murrill (R)
    • Murrill is from Lafayette, Louisiana, and now lives in Baton Rouge.
    • Her work experience includes working as the solicitor general director of the Administrative Division of the Louisiana Department of Justice, a mediator with Perry Dampf Dispute Solutions, and the managing director of Strategic Governmental Solutions, LLC.
    • She served on the board of directors of Family Services of Baton Rouge and founded the Baton Rouge Bar Association Disaster Recovery Legal Service Project.
  • John Stefanski (R)
    • Stefanski’s career experience includes working as an attorney and law clerk.
    • He served the community as a state representative for District 42.
    • Lives in Crowley, Louisiana
  • Perry Walker Terrebonne (D)
    • Terrebonne’s career experience includes working as an attorney.
    • Lives in New Orleans, Louisiana

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