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Harvey Lawyer Becomes Legislator Without An Election

Harvey Lawyer Becomes Legislator Without An Election

The Louisiana Legislature has a new member, who will take over a New Orleans area House seat without an election.

Ebony Woodruff, a lawyer from Harvey, gained the seat after no other candidate signed up for a Nov. 16 special election to fill the vacancy.

The sign-up period ended Friday.

Woodruff, a Democrat, will replace Girod Jackson, a Democrat and general contractor who resigned in August after federal authorities charged him with fraud and failing to pay taxes.

The Advocate reports that Woodruff is a former assistant Jefferson Parish attorney.

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