U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany announced Wednesday morning that he has qualified for November elections for the U.S. House of Representatives.

The as-expected move puts Boustany in the frontrunner seat for re-election; no other high-profile candidate has announced their intention to challenge Boustany for the District 3 seat, though a little-known Libertarian candidate, David Chance, is running.

"I am excited to officially qualify for re-election today," Boustany said in a prepared statement. "The people of South Louisiana deserve a strong leader that can listen to their needs and effectively produce results. I am proud of my strong conservative record focused on policies that will promote job creation and a better quality of life for all Louisianans."

Boustany touted his accomplishments on Capitol Hill, such as the passage of an "effective Farm Bill," reform of the flood insurance program, and the authorization of new veterans clinics in Lafayette and Lake Charles.

Boustany is completing his fourth two-year term.