Mar 2, 2011 3:07 PM by Press Release
House Speaker Jim Tucker today issued a proclamation calling for a special election to fill the prospective vacancy in House District 47.
The primary election will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011, and the general election, if needed, Saturday, May 28, 2011. Qualifying will begin Wednesday, March 16, and end at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18.
The vacancy was created by the resignation of state Rep. Jonathan Perry who was elected to the state Senate. Perry submitted his letter of resignation to the House,
effective March 10. House District 47 encompasses Cameron and part of Vermilion parishes.