There is a lot at stake in the upcoming election. And the decisions we make in the coming days and weeks will determine who we are, what we value and where we are headed as a state! If you are concerned about public safety, the rising cost of insurance premiums, affordable healthcare, equity and economic development, quality public K-12 education or being able to afford higher education, then don’t sit this one out! Your Vote is Your Voice!
With early voting underway now through Oct. 7, The New Orleans Tribune makes the following endorsements in Oct. 14 gubernatorial primary:
Shawn D. Wilson
Louisianans deserve a governor that will fight for the things that matter — a governor that will move the state forward in education, healthcare, economic development and job creation. We need one that will tackle the serious challenges that communities throughout our state face in ways that uplift and promote us all! That person is Shawn Wilson. Dr. Wilson has the experience, acumen and temperament needed to lead Louisiana. We urge our readers and followers to vote for New Orleans native, Shawn Wilson.
SECRETARY OF STATE
Arthur A. Morrell or “Gwen” Collins-Greenup
The Louisiana Secretary of State is a statewide elective office that oversees elections, business registrations, notary commissions, and historical records, among other duties. The Secretary of State is the starting point for new businesses and critical to ensuring that Louisiana’s elections are protected. We believe that either of these candidates have the experience to serve well. A long time public servant, Arthur Morrell most recently served as the clerk of criminal district court in
OrleansParish — a position that also made him the parish’s chief elections officer. Meanwhile, attorney, accountant and small business owner Gwen Collins-Greenup as also served in roles that have prepared her for the position. With either Morrell or Collins Greenup at the helm, the Secretary of State’s Office would be in capable hands.
It is time for the state Attorney General’s office to take a different direction than the path it has been on for the last eight years — away from divisive, partisan politics of the right-winged Jeff Landry and toward equity and fairness for all of the citizens of Louisiana. We believe Lindsey Cheek is the right candidate to lead change we need in the office.
Whether its his stand on protecting the Medicaid expansion, his position on working to restore civil liberties that have been attacked across Louisiana, or his plans to restructure programs such as TOPS and ITEP to ensure that Dustin Granger is the voice Louisiana needs in the office of State Treasurer.
BESE DISTRICT 1
STATE SENATE 1ST SENATORIAL DISTRICT
STATE SENATE 9TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 23RD REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
An attorney, native New Orleanian, husband and father Shaun Mena, is our choice for the state House District 23 seat. We believe he understands the community he is seeking to serve and represent. From public safety to education, insurance reform to infrastructure, from equity to economic development, Mena has vowed to work to improve Louisiana and District 23.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 91ST REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
We believe Madison O’Malley will be an effective member of the state House who will be able to help fellow Democrats work toward the consensus and cooperation needed to ensure that government works and serves the best interests of people of Louisiana.
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 105TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
JUDGE CRIMINAL COURT SECTION I
Public safety is one of the most important issues facing our community. We are encouraged by attorney Leon Roche’s commitment to accountability, high ethical standards and efficient and effective management of the court, as well as his willingness to help address the root causes of crime.