With 99 of the 121 polling precincts reporting, Louis, daughter of Haitian immigrants, was way ahead of her nearest challenger, Anthony Beckford, who contested the election on the Green Party line.
Up to press time Louis had received 12,910 votes to Beckford’s 652, while Republican David Fite received 298.
“I knew that there was the fire in me,” Louis told jubilant supporters at her victory party. “God was unifying me to bring everyone together from day one.”
In her second election victory in June, Louis defeated her Democratic Party primary election challenger Caribbean American Monique Chandler-Waterman, daughter of Barbadian and Jamaican immigrants, by 10 percentage points, almost the same margin as in the specialelection for the seat on May 14.