mayoral election http://wrkf.org en Mayor Holden Wins Third Term http://wrkf.org/post/mayor-holden-wins-third-term <p><span class="BodyCopy">Melvin "Kip" Holden easily defeated three challengers Tuesday to win a third term as Mayor-President of </span><span class="BodyCopy">Baton Rouge. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Holden won with <a href="http://staticresults.sos.la.gov/11062012/11062012_17.html">60 percent of the vote</a>. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, Holden's toughest competitor in the race, came in a distant second with only 34 percent. Wed, 07 Nov 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Lisa Lovello 1984 at http://wrkf.org Mayor Holden Wins Third Term Incumbent Espouses Plans for EBR http://wrkf.org/post/incumbent-espouses-plans-ebr <p><span class="BodyCopy">Kip Holden is in pursuit of a third term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">In the last of the interviews with the mayoral candidates, WRKF's Amy Jeffries questions Holden on crime, traffic, and his involvement with the public school district.</p><p> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:38:16 +0000 Amy Jeffries 1786 at http://wrkf.org Incumbent Espouses Plans for EBR Crime is Walker's Mantra http://wrkf.org/post/crime-walkers-mantra <p><span class="BodyCopy">Mike Walker is East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's most formidable opponent in his run for reelection to a third term. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy">Walker, who is the current Mayor Pro Tem and a 12-year veteran of the Metro Council, has the backing of the Louisiana Republican Party.</p><p class="BodyCopy">Crime has been the major focus of Walker's campaign, and that's where he started his conversation with WRKF's Amy Jeffries.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:38:16 +0000 Amy Jeffries 1785 at http://wrkf.org Crime is Walker's Mantra Myers Runs to Broaden Conversation on EBR Governance http://wrkf.org/post/myers-runs-broaden-conversation-ebr-governance <p><span class="BodyCopy">Lawyer and property manager Steve Myers knew he would have an uphill battle in his run to be the next mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish. But, as he tells WRKF's Amy Jeffries, he entered the race anyway to raise issues beyond crime and traffic that have been staples of the campaign. </span></p><p class="BodyCopy"> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:26:59 +0000 Amy Jeffries 1790 at http://wrkf.org Myers Runs to Broaden Conversation on EBR Governance Businessman Says Development Code Key to What Ails EBR http://wrkf.org/post/businessman-says-development-code-key-what-ails-ebr <p><span class="BodyCopy">Kip Holden is running for a third term as mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish. Among Holden's challengers is small businessman Gordon Mese.</span> Mese is hoping to win a mandate to rewrite and enforce the Unified Development Code, which sets the rules for land use in the city parish.</p><p class="BodyCopy">In the first in a series of conversations with the mayoral candidates, Mese tells WRKF's Amy Jeffries the code is the key to everything that ails Baton Rouge... starting with taxes.</p><p> Tue, 30 Oct 2012 17:31:13 +0000 Amy Jeffries 1791 at http://wrkf.org Businessman Says Development Code Key to What Ails EBR Holden, Walker Spar During Debate http://wrkf.org/post/holden-walker-spar-during-debate <p><span class="BodyCopy">Mayor Kip Holden, who is seeking a third term, and his leading opponent, Councilman Mike Walker, tussled over traffic, economic development, and crime at a debate hosted by Southern University Monday night.</span> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 1171 at http://wrkf.org