STATE TREASURER

JOHN KENNEDY
REPUBLICAN

Candidate did not respond to our request for candidate information.

JENNIFER TREADWAY, 47
REPUBLICAN

“As a Federalist Papers constitutionalist, I believe in small, limited government that provides for those most basic needs critical to all citizens while protecting the rights of individuals and businesses. Most importantly, as chief financial officer, I will protect the taxpayers from abuse of power by the governor, state departments, and public entities on personal spending and demand accountability and recovery from those who breach the taxpayers’ trust.”

COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY

CHARLIE GREER, 65
DEMOCRAT

“One of the main issues in the New Orleans area and the coast…the department would be able to address is resuming the testing of foreign seafood. Louisiana has become a dumping ground for foreign seafood, hurting the local fisherman and shrimpers.

ADRIAN “ACE” JUTTNER

Platform: Levee protection.

JAMIE LABRANCHE, 47
REPUBLICAN

“I have 28 years of experience in agriculture industry. I came to New Orleans to teach people how important [the] agriculture commissioner is in everyday life. We control gas pumps, scales, measurements, food inspection; the very food you eat, we inspect to make sure it’s safe.

MICHAEL G. “MIKE” STRAIN, 56
REPUBLICAN

“Not only have I helped advance this department over the past eight years, but I continue to look for ways to make it more efficient and beneficial to our constituents. Food safety and availability are of utmost importance and we must work to ensure our producers have the capability to keep up with this growing need.”

COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE

JIM DONELON

Candidate did not respond to our request for candidate information.

DONALD HODGE, 35
DEMOCRAT

I will “re-establish the Insurance Rating Commission as a safeguard against high [insurance rate] increases, institute accountability and ethics at the Department of Insurance, and return the Department of Insurance to the people of the state as an advocate for their rights instead of placating the insurance industry. I’ve spent my career focused on fighting for and advocating for the rights of individuals and Louisiana is one of seven states without any say over health insurance premiums. “

CHARLOTTE C. MCDANIEL MCGEHEE, 42
DEMOCRAT

“As an attorney, I have been fighting for my clients my entire career. I have a background in advocacy and negotiations that allow me to be successful as an attorney. As commissioner of insurance I will advocate for the people of Louisiana. Louisiana has the highest insurance rates in the United States. There is need for regulation. There is a need for reduction of insurance rates. There is a need for vigorous work ethic.”

MATT PARKER, 58
REPUBLICAN

“I am a successful business owner who has built my business from the ground up. I will undertake a review of all past rate filings to determine if they are appropriate and I will make companies justify their rates. “I will provide fair and effective regulation, because I will not be beholden to the insurance companies as I will not take contributions from them. I will hold companies accountable for their practices through fair and effective regulation.”

The New Orleans Tribune

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