Johnson to resign legislative seat, election to be held March 25

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Newly elected 4th District Congressman Mike Johnson will resign his seat in the Louisiana House effective Jan. 2.

A special election will be held March 25 to pick his replacement.

Johnson, R-Bossier City, sent his letter of resignation Tuesday to Louisiana House Speaker Taylor Barras, R-New Iberia.

Voters elected Johnson to the U.S. House Saturday. Johnson defeated Democrat Marshall Jones, a Shreveport attorney, by 30-points.

Qualifying for the election to replace Johnson will be Jan. 11-13. The runoff election following the March 25 primary is April 29.