The following is a Press Release from the office of Bryan Barrilleaux:
Bryan Barrilleaux will submit a nominating petition to the Calcasieu Parish Registrar of Voters on Monday, July 16 at 1 p.m.
The petition contains in excess of 1,300 signatures of registered voters who wish to nominate Bryan Barrilleaux to the ballot for the office of U.S. House of Representatives for the 3rd Congressional District representing Parishes in South and Southwest Louisiana.
The election will take place Nov. 6.
Following this nomination by petition, Bryan Barrilleaux reports he " intends to run an ethical dignified campaign that accepts no campaign contributions, spends no money on a campaign , and when elected allows him to serve with no conflict of interest. "
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