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Voters Keep Louisiana Regulator In Office

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Incumbent Louisiana Insurance Commissioner James Donelon, a Republican, has won his bid for a new term.

Unofficial election results on the Web site of the Louisiana secretary of state show that Donelon received 606,836 votes, or 51% of the votes cast. The runner up was James Crowley, a Democrat, who received 424,100 votes, or 36% of the votes cast.

Robert Lansden, a Republican, received 9% of the votes; and Jerilyn Schneider-Kneale, a Republican, received 5% of the votes.

Donelon has been Louisiana insurance commissioner since February 2006.

He served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1982 to 2001.