mayor-president

Mayor Holden Wins Third Term

Nov 7, 2012
Kip Holden surrounded by supporters as he accepts a third term as mayor-president of East Baton Rouge.
WRKF

Melvin "Kip" Holden easily defeated three challengers Tuesday to win a third term as Mayor-President of Baton Rouge.

Holden won with 60 percent of the vote. Mayor Pro Tem Mike Walker, Holden's toughest competitor in the race, came in a distant second with only 34 percent.

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden in the WRKF studio.
WRKF/Amy Jeffries

Kip Holden is in pursuit of a third term as Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish.

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.


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.