Jack Montoucet is now heading up Louisiana's Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, and with that move, his Louisiana House seat is up for grabs.

The Louisiana Secretary of State's Office says that qualifying for the District 42 State House seat in the Louisiana Legislature will be held from Wednesday, January 11 through Friday, January 13.

One person, Crowley native and attorney Jay Suire, says he will be seeking to win the seat when the primary election rolls around on March 25 of this year.

If a runoff election is needed, it will be held on April 29 which is well into the Louisiana Legislative fiscal only session.

With qualifying for the seat set for next week, we will quickly find out whether or not anyone will challenge Suire for the seat.

The district covers parts of Lafayette and Acadia Parishes.