Category Archives: Elections

Exchange Club Hosts Candidates for DA

Long-time district attorney in Rapides Parish James Downs is retiring and 3 local attorneys are seeking that seat on November 4th.
Today, they made their pitch to the ongoing forums sponsored by the Exchange Club. We asked each of them what makes them the best candidate.

That primary is November 4th, with a run-off on December 6th.
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2 Prominent LA Democrats Speak at Women’s Group

Two prominent Louisiana Democrats speak to a Democratic women’s group about their political plans.
One is state representative John Bel Edwards, a presumed candidate for Governor in 2 years, and Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo, who’s on the ballot for the 5th congressional district race.

They were the guest speakers today at an event for the Democratic Women.
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RPSB President Withdraws from School Board Election

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In a surprise announcement this afternoon, the Rapides Parish School Board President says she is withdrawing from the November 4th primary. Instead, she’ll endorse the other African-American democrat in the race, Willard McCall.

Also in the race is Republican Jennifer Atwood, a former schoolteacher.
Dixon has been under fire in recent weeks, when some members of the [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Candidates for Division G Judgeship

Three more candidates appear today in a forum sponsored by the Exchange Club. They are seeking the Division G Judgeship on the 9th District Bench in Rapides Parish.
We asked them about their approach to civil matters, such as child custody and divorce cases.

Next week the group will hear from those seeking to succeed Jam Downs [...]

Natchitoches School Board Member Wins Candidacy Challenge

A school board member in Natchitoches Parish wins a challenge to his candidacy at the appeals court level.
The Ethics Board challenged Ralph Wilson’s candidacy, because he owes around 15 hundred for late reports. However, the trial court and the court of appeals ruled in Wilson’s favor, letting him stay on the ballot. They say they [...]

Qualification Lawsuit Against Landrieu Dismissed

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A lawsuit, challenging senator Landrieu’s qualification to run for re-election, is no more.
This morning, Judge Wilson Fields dismissed State Representative, Paul Hollis’ case against Landrieu that claimed she’s not a full-time resident of Louisiana.  He ruled the lawsuit, was premature, based on what’s stated in the U.S. Constitution, which says a candidate must be a [...]

Concerned Citizens Group Hosts 18 Candidates for Office

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18 candidates crowded into Kees Park last night as guests of the Pineville Concerned Citizens. The candidates included those for congress, DA, judgeships and city marshal.
The candidates were given time to make their pitches, answer questions from panelists and push their platforms with campaign literature.
This group also sponsored a forum last year when there was [...]

Exchange Club Hosts Pineville Judge Candidates

The Exchange Club continues with its forums today with candidates from Pineville for the city and ward court judge there.
Four are on the November 4th primary.

Also in the race is Gary Hays, who had a scheduling conflict. Next week the club will hear from three candidates for the “G” division judgeship on the 9th Judicial [...]

ABATE Group Meets with Pineville City Judge Candidates

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Pineville City Judge candidates meet with bikers who are part of a program called ABATE. It stands for American Bikers Active Toward Education. They’re usually conducting information sessions for drivers to make the roads safe for everyone.
But, last night, they wanted to learn more about the people seeking the city judgeship. They had a chance [...]

City Judge Candidate Promises to Post 10 Commandments in Courtroom

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One of the candidates for Pineville City Judge hosts a news conference today about the 10 Commandments.
Lauren Saucier invited area ministers to her announcement. She says if elected she will post the 10 Commandments in her courtroom. Her supporters say this is important to the ministers.
Also running are Todd Farrar, Gary Hays and Fred Pharis.
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