The East Baton Rouge Democratic Parish Executive Committee endorsed a slate of local and statewide candidates, in some races picking between Democratic candidates.
The committee studied the candidates’ positions and allowed them to make presentations at a social last week in Baton Rouge.
With 135,473 registered Democrats, East Baton Rouge Parish has the second largest population of Democrats, behind the 153,925 in New Orleans. The Democratic Party has 1.3 million of the state’s 2.9 million registered voters.
Election Day is Oct. 24. Early Voting is Oct. 10-17.
The EBR DPEC made the following decisions on endorsements:
Governor: John Bel Edwards
Lieutenant Governor: Melvin L. ‘Kip’ Holden
Secretary of State: ‘Chris’ Tyson
Attorney General: Geraldine ‘Geri’ Broussard Baloney
Commissioner of Ag and Forestry: ‘Charlie’ Greer
Commissioner of Insurance: Charlotte C. McDaniel McGehee
BESE, District 8: Carolyn Hill
State Senator, District 15: Regina Barrow
State Representative, District 29 : Ronnie Edwards, Edmond Jordan and Vereta T. Lee
State Representative, District 61 : Donna Collins-Lewis and C. Denise Marcelle
State Representative, District 63: Barbara West Carpenter
Dean ‘Deaneaux’ Vicknair
State Representative, District 66: Antoine Pierce
State Representative, District 68: Patty Merrick
State Representative, District 69: Mark Holden
State Representative, District 70: ‘Shamaka’ Schumake
City Judge, At-Large: Tarvald Smith