Louisiana 5th Congressional District elections slated for Saturday

Published 12:11am Friday, November 15, 2013

VIDALIA — Voting to decide who will fill the vacant Louisiana 5th Congressional District seat will be Saturday.

The race is between two Republican candidates, businessman Vance McAllister of Monroe and State District 32 Sen. Neil Riser of Columbia.

Voting will be from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

McAllister and Riser were the top vote getters in a primary field of 14 candidates. Riser received 32 percent of the ballot, while McAllister received 18 percent.

The race is to fill the unexpired term of former Rep. Rodney Alexander, R—Ruston, who resigned in September to take the helm at the state Department of Veterans Affairs. The term will expire Jan. 3, 2015.