There is a new representative for District 49 in the Louisiana Legislature.

Blake Miquez beat John Bering Saturday to gain the seat that was held by Simone Champagne.

Champagne had resigned to take the job of Youngsville Chief Administrative Officer.

Miguez got 92.92 % of the vote in Saturday's election. He ended up getting a total of 2,705 votes while his opponent, Republican John Bering received 206 votes.

Louisiana House District 49 is made up of the eastern portion Vermilion Parish and most of Iberia Parish that is south and west of Highway 90.