In past elections, we at Louisiana Conservative have avoided giving our endorsement to candidates. This year, however, we have chosen to give our readers our picks for State Representative, State Senate, and State Wide offices. It would be too much to ask of us to go down ballot as we do not have the man power to search every crevice of elected office.
A few candidates stuck out to us immediately and it was an easy pick for us to endorse these candidates.
Harold Williams (R) – State Representative, district 101.
Mr. Williams has been a long time friend of Louisiana Conservative and we would happily give him our endorsement. Harold Williams understands that the way to lift the people in any community isn’t to kill their ambitions with a welfare check, but to help them achieve their dreams by earning a paycheck. Williams is also an advocate of a Parent’s Rights over their children’s education. He owns and operates a business within his district and is active in several community organizations and projects, including serving as GOP Chairman of East Baton Rouge. You can visit his website here and contribute to his campaign here.
Barbara Thomas (R) – State Representative, district 63
Barbara Thomas has never been afraid to roll up her sleeves and help people in need. As a pro-lifer, Barbara Thomas operates a pregnancy crisis center in North Baton Rouge. Barbara Thomas is indeed a breath of fresh air in a community that is highly targeted for abortion (read up on Margaret Sanger). You can visit Barbara Thomas’ website here and make a contribution here.
John Labruzzo (R) – State Representative, District 94
John LaBruzzo has been a fearless advocate for conservative values and has pushed the limits of conservatism in Louisiana. His bold proposals have been met with resistance and false accusations including false accusation by a woman who specifically targets black women for abortion with his welfare reform bill. LaBruzzo now has some experience under his belt and has become a wiser and more effective legislator. You can visit John LaBruzzo’s website here and make a contribution here.
Laura O’Halloran (R) – State Representative, District 81
Since Labruzzo’s old district number is 81, it seems only appropriate that this seat be filled by a proven conservative, and that’s what we’ll get in Laura O’Halloran. As a district director of Americans for Fair Taxation and a Tea Party activist through out Louisiana, Laura O’Halloran has quickly risen as a leader in the grassroots movement. Laura O’Hollaran’s catchphrase “Repurchase Louisiana” says it all – that this time the people of this district will get their money’s worth. You can visit Laura O’Hollaran’s website here, and make a contribution to her campaignhere.
Valarie Hodges (R) – State Representative, District 64
Another long time friend of Louisiana Conservative, Valarie Hodges has been very active in helping others keep conservative values front and center and now seeks to bring conservative values to the state legislature. With both experience in the grassroots of politics and her trustworthiness has helped her build a good rapport with many effective people. Valarie Hodges has proven herself to us over the years. You can visit Valarie Hodge’s website here and make a contribution to her campaign here.
Rick Nowlin (R) – State Representative, District 23
Rick Nowlin of Natchitoches has become a leader in the house in just his first term. Known in the house for doing his research, members of both parties seek his opinion on many matters. Rick Nowlin was an easy pick for us and should be an easy pick for the constituents of District 23. You can visit Rick Nowlin’s website here and make a contribution to his campaign here.
Over the next month, we’ll be releasing our endorsements. If you think there is a candidate that we ought to endorse please let us know at louisianaconservative @ email.com, or you can “Like” our Facebook page on the right hand side bar and make a suggestion on our Facebook page.