The race for the newly created state House of Representatives District 96 seat is shaping up.

On Wednesday evening, former St. Martinville Mayor Eric Martin announced his intention to seek the seat during a fundraiser at his home in St. Martinville. Hours later, on Thursday morning at a Breaux Bridge restaurant, former Louisiana State Police Superintendent Terry Landry also announced his candidacy.

District 96 grew out of the redistricting session held by the Legislature this past spring. It is a majority black district that comprises parts of Iberia, Lafayette and St. Martin parishes, including the towns of Breaux Bridge, Cade, Parks and St. Martinville.

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