LA Lt. Governor candidates make last minute stops - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

LA Lt. Governor candidates make last minute stops on election day

By Crystal Price - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Candidates for the Lieutenant Governor seat spent November 2nd making last minute campaign stops throughout the state of Louisiana.

Democratic candidate Caroline Fayard made a stop at State Representative A. B. Franklin's office in Lake Charles at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Fayard spent an hour talking with residents in the area and held a live radio campaign broadcast on 104.9 FM.

Fayard is gearing her campaign toward keeping jobs, rebuilding tourism, and making sure that the cultural economy continues to grow.

Although her Republican opponent Jay Dardenne may have more experience in Louisiana, Fayard believes a fresh start may be what the state needs.

"Certainly I am against a veteran politician and I don't necessarily think that experience has gotten Louisiana where it needs to be," said Fayard. "I can offer a fresh face of ideas and a positive perspective on everything we need to be doing in the state of Louisiana and I think the voters are responding to that."

Republican Opponent Jay Dardenne was also making some last minute campaign stops in Baton Rouge on November 2nd.

Dardenne said he believes his experience in Louisiana will work toward his advantage in this race.

"Obviously I've been on the ballot before and it runs statewide so that helps with any recognition that certainly is a bit of a benefit," said Dardenne.

But since this is a new race for both Dardenne and Fayard alike, Dardenne said he is confident voters will pick the right candidate for the job.

"People tend to look at each race differently and evaluate the candidates and compare them and I hope they'll do that," said Dardenne. "I hope they've been doing that in this race and that they've been looking at our backgrounds and experiences to see who is the best person to be in this position."

Copyright 2010 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Shell Beach Drive restaurant applicant revokes appeal to LC city council

    Shell Beach Drive restaurant applicant revokes appeal to LC city council

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:15 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:15:24 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    The topic of a restaurant coming to Shell Beach Drive is officially over.  Last month applicant Mazen Hijazi brought the idea up to the Lake Charles planning and zoning board.  Hijazi wanted to transform a mansion on the street into a restaurant that would seat 150 people and create an event center for banquets and weddings.  Homeowners who lived along the street argued the restaurant would bring more traffic, safety concerns, and would create spot zoning. ...

    More >>

    The topic of a restaurant coming to Shell Beach Drive is officially over.  Last month applicant Mazen Hijazi brought the idea up to the Lake Charles planning and zoning board.  Hijazi wanted to transform a mansion on the street into a restaurant that would seat 150 people and create an event center for banquets and weddings.  Homeowners who lived along the street argued the restaurant would bring more traffic, safety concerns, and would create spot zoning. ...

    More >>
  • LC city council approves new economic development districts

    LC city council approves new economic development districts

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-06-21 03:10:18 GMT
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)
    (Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)(Source: Maranda Whittington/KPLC)

    If you're driving on the I-10 bridge and look down, there's really not much to see besides the beach area and an abandoned casino parking garage.  But city leaders want to change that with new economic incentives that could help develop parts of the city.  "Coming that way I don't think anything would get me to stop," said resident Pat Broussard. "I don't see anything right there that would make me stop."   Broussard isn't the only person who...

    More >>

    If you're driving on the I-10 bridge and look down, there's really not much to see besides the beach area and an abandoned casino parking garage.  But city leaders want to change that with new economic incentives that could help develop parts of the city.  "Coming that way I don't think anything would get me to stop," said resident Pat Broussard. "I don't see anything right there that would make me stop."   Broussard isn't the only person who...

    More >>
  • Teen killer eligible for parole after 25 years for murder of Robert Colston

    Teen killer eligible for parole after 25 years for murder of Robert Colston

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:51:49 GMT
    Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)Stacy Johnson Jr. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

    Seventy nine year old Robert Colston was gunned down on June 5, 2016.  Stacy Johnson was convicted of first degree murder which would mean life in prison without parole for an adult.  But because Johnson was only sixteen at the time, life without parole was not automatic.  A hearing was required. Prosecutor Jacob Johnson, who is an assistant district attorney in Calcasieu Parish, says the state did want Johnson to get life without parole... "We filed a notic...

    More >>

    Seventy nine year old Robert Colston was gunned down on June 5, 2016.  Stacy Johnson was convicted of first degree murder which would mean life in prison without parole for an adult.  But because Johnson was only sixteen at the time, life without parole was not automatic.  A hearing was required. Prosecutor Jacob Johnson, who is an assistant district attorney in Calcasieu Parish, says the state did want Johnson to get life without parole... "We filed a notic...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly