Lieutenant Governor candidates vie for senior citizen support

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Today, East Baton Rouge Parish senior citizens got the chance to meet and hear from the candidates running for lieutenant governor. Baton Rouge resident, Linda Adams, took this as a chance to learn more about the people vying for her vote.

She say, “all three of them presented well but I was especially touched by Mr. Nungesser, I know what he went through with Hurricane Katrina, he and his wife.”

During the forum, Billy Nungesser emphasized the need to have elected officials who care to make a difference. He believes his record as Plaquemines Parish President shows he can be that leader for Louisiana.

“We’re a giving state and to have these struggling areas of the state for seniors bothers me and that’s why I stepped up to the plate as Parish President to build those community centers so people had a place to go after Hurricane Katrina” explains Nungesser.

Meanwhile, Kip Holden was winning people over by highlighting his record as Baton Rouge Mayor-President. When asked how he’d help our senior citizens, he said he already was! He says, “We helped pay for this building. We are now working in a lot of senior citizens programs, we work with churches.”

After hearing all three candidates, Baton Rouge resident, Alice Blackburn, says she “would choose Kip because of the things that he’s done here in Baton Rouge already and he was raised up in the Scotlandville area so he pretty much know what Baton Rouge need.”

Jefferson Parish President, John Young, focused on creating a plan to address the social, educational, and healthcare needs of our seniors.

He explains, “As Lieutenant Governor, I will do everything I can, realizing that the elderly affairs is in the office of the governor, do everything I can to work with the Governor of Legislature to make sure that our seniors are properly cared for and have proper activities and proper resources.”

Early voting begins this Saturday, October 10th and runs until the 17th, so if you haven’t figured out which candidate best aligns with your ideas and morals, you’ll want to get moving! The election is October 24th.

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