Councilman John Delgado endorses Bodi White for EBR Mayor-President
BATON ROUGE – Metro Councilman John Delgado has formally endorsed Bodi White for East Baton Rouge Mayor-President weeks before the runoff election.
Delgado, a former candidate in the election, announced his endorsement Monday afternoon on the steps of City Hall.
" We're taking steps to unite this parish," White said following the announcement.
White, a Republican, and Sharon Weston Broome, a Democrat, entered into a run-off following the Nov. 8 election results. Weston Broome received more than 28,418 votes or 30 percent of the votes, while White received 28,288 votes or 29 percent of the votes.
Delgado told WBRZ that he endorse White over Weston Broome because of the way districts in Baton Rouge have improved under White's service.
"Look at north Baton Rouge, look at the districts that she served for 28 years, can you honestly say that those districts are better off today than they were 28 years ago when she took office? I can look at Central, I can look at the parts of Baton Rouge that Bodi has served and you can say they are better off with his leadership, that's what I base my judgment on," Delgado said.
Delgado and White disagreed on the St. George succession movement when the community wanted to become its own municipality. Delgado opposed it, while White supported it.
Even though the two may have differing views, Delgado said that they agree on the same values.
"My mom and I don't agree on every issue but I think the core values we share, values about education, providing the best for our children, we're on the same page," Delgado said.
The winner of the election will replace Kip Holden who has served as Mayor-President of Baton Rouge since 2004.
The runoff election is Saturday, Dec. 10.
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