The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports:
Progressive policy advocate Davante Lewis defeated three-term Public Service Commissioner Lambert Boissiere III on Saturday, handing the incumbent and utilities that backed him a stunning loss with the help of big money from environmental groups who want to shake up the commission.
Lewis, 30, who lives in Baton Rouge and works for the left-leaning Louisiana Budget Project, ran on a platform of making bold changes to how Louisiana regulates utilities. He becomes the first openly LGBTQ person elected to state office in Louisiana, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund.
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Congratulations, @davantelewis! With tonight’s victory, Davante makes history as the first out LGBTQ person ever elected to state office in Louisiana and the first Black out LGBTQ person elected to any office in the state. pic.twitter.com/QfZetFAD8w
— LGBTQ Victory Fund (@VictoryFund) December 11, 2022