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JOHN BEL EDWARDS
Louisiana is in a fine mess, and we need someone in the Governor’s mansion prepared to take us in a decidedly different direction. Black Louisianans, especially, need a governor that has already demonstrated his respect and understanding for the issues and concerns that impact them. We believe John Bel Edwards is that candidate.
SECRETARY OF STATE
GERALDINE “GERI” BROUSSARD BALONEY
Geri Broussard Baloney will be a force as Louisiana’s Attorney General. Hers is an independent voice, willing to speak out for what is right for all of the people of Louisiana.
New direction in Baton Rouge is needed at all levels and in all agencies. Jennifer Treadway represents a fresh voice and new ideas for the state treasurer’s office.
COMMISSIONER OF AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY
COMMISSIONER OF INSURANCE
BESE DISTRICT 1
Ms. Barrios’ clear and direct platform as it relates to moving public education in the right direction resonates with us. She is right, public education is under attack. As such, we need representatives on BESE not afraid to defend it vehemently. We urge our readers in BESE DISTRICT 1 to vote for LEE BARRIOS.
BESE DISTRICT 2
KARA TAMARA WASHINGTON
Kara Tamara Washington also shares our vision for public education, and like our pick for the District 1 race, Ms. Washington is not scared to do what is right for our students, parents and teachers. We need her voice on BESE!
4TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
STATE SENATOR 7TH SENATORIAL DISTRICT
TROY CARTER or ROY GLAPION
STATE REPRESENTATIVE 97TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
JOSEPH “JOE” BOUIE JR.
Joe Bouie did a righteous thing during his very first session in the state legislature. He authored and offered legislation based on the pleas and petitions of the people he serves. He had to have known it would be an upward battle. He did it anyway. His bill to return schools to the Orleans Parish School Board got closer to passing than some imagined it would. And when he is re-elected, he has made clear he will present the bill again. He can’t do that unless the voters of the 97th District send him back to Baton Rouge.
99TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
Jimmy Harris possesses the energy and experience the 99th District needs to continue to move toward recovery even as it addresses the myriad of other issues its residents face.
100TH REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
ALICIA PLUMMER CLIVENS
Alicia Plummer Clivens has indeed been a tireless advocate for her community. We know this. She is a fighter and leader—just the sort of person the 100th District needs in Baton Rouge to give its issues and concerns voice.
102ND REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT
GARY CARTER JR.
MEMBER OF SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT 1
If the Orleans Parish School Board is going to get back the public schools ripped from its control 10 years ago, it will need school board members willing to lobby and fight for their return—not ones who want to wait, hope and negotiate. Shawon Bernard has already proven herself a friend to public education and public schools in our community with her work on behalf of the John McDonogh High School Steering Committee. Now she wants to work for the people of District 1 as their school board representative. They would do well to allow her.
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