Rep. JoAnne Favors on Monday announced that she will not seek re-election to the District 28 House of Representatives seat.
After redistricting following the 2010 census collapsed the former 29th District into the 28th, Favors won a primary against former Rep. Tommie Brown and became the 28th District representative.
Favors served on the Hamilton County Commission before running for the Legislature in 2004, when she defeated former Rep. Brenda Turner in the Democratic primary for the District 29 seat.
Favors easily fended off challengers each election year, including one by Republican candidate Basil Marceaux Jr. (scion of the legendary “Basil Marceaux dot com”). There’s more on her legislative career at Ballotpedia.
It will be interesting, for sure, to see who runs next year.