Louisiana House Speaker Chuck Kleckley has called a special election to succeed state Rep. Tony Ligi, R-Metairie, who has prospectively resigned his seat representing House District 79. Ligi will become the executive director and legal counsel for the Jefferson Business Council. He submitted his letter of resignation to the House on Friday, effective January 1.
The primary election will be held on Saturday, March 2, and the runoff, if needed, will be on Saturday, April 6.
Qualifying will begin Wednesday, Jan. 9, and end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 11.