Post-Issue Candidate Round-Up

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While The New Orleans Tribune made repeated attempts to contact all candidates in the upcoming Nov. 6 mid-term election, attempts to contact several candidates before our October issue went to press were regrettably unsuccessful. Nonetheless, in the interest of democracy we want to remind voters that in addition to the individuals profiled in our October issue, the following candidates are also on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Louisiana’s Second Congressional District

Community activist and congressio’s second congressional district candidate Belden Batiste has been praised by U.S. Term Limits, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to enacting term limits for all elected officials at all levels of government.

Along with incumbent U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, Shawndra Rodriguez and Jesse Schmidt, Belden is a candidate in the race for Louisiana’s second congressional district.

Civil District Court, Division E

Attorney and New Orleans native Marie Williams is making a bid for the open Division E seat in Civil District Court.

In addition to work in private practice and as a legal aid attorney, she has served as an administrative law judge and has worked for several law firms, with experience at both the trial and appellate levels in criminal, civil, federal and municipal court.

She calls her platform a simple one to “faithfully follow and enforce the laws of the United States and the State of Louisiana Executive Branch and interpreted by the Appellate and Supreme Courts.”

Williams also touts her volunteer record, including the Pro Bono Project, the Loyola Post-Conviction Defender’s Organization as well as a number of other civic and community organizations.

Local attorneys Omar Mason, Richard Perque and Kenneth Plaisance are also candidates in the Civil District Court Judge race.

Election Day is Nov. 6.