Mayor-president candidates participate in forum
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge mayor-president candidates met at a mayoral candidate forum Monday evening at the Louisiana State Archives Building on Essen Lane. The forum, hosted by The Louisiana Center for Health Equality along with the League of Women Voters of Louisiana, took place from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and was attended by five members running for the office.
Former Sen. Sharon Weston Broom, Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, John Delgado, Darryl Gissel, and Bodi White all participated in the forum that focused on issues and challenges that face the Baton Rouge and surrounding areas.
The organization additionally held a press conference Wednesday to inform residents on possible changes to voting locations. Alma Stewart, the founder and president for LCHE, said it is more important now than ever that residents participate in voting.
"Our beloved city is facing a number of challenges, ranging from flood recovery to access and delivery of health care to finding ways to curb violence," Stewart said. "We need to inform our residents about how their normal voting location may have changed due to the flooding, as this critical issue could affect the election."