Jeremy Alford

Eight of the eleven Board of Elementary and Secondary Education seats are up for election on October 24th. (The other three are appointed by Louisiana’s governor.) And while board members don’t get paid a penny for their service, big bucks are being invested in the race.

Those seeking the state’s highest offices are making their way to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s Office, today through Thursday. They’re paying fees and filing their qualifying documents for the October 24th primary.

That means the campaigns are about to bombard you with ads. Expect more of what we’ve already heard from John Bel Edwards, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle. 

Candidates for statewide and regional elections will be streaming into the Secretary of State's Office, starting next Tuesday. Jeremy Alford of runs down the possible matchups with Sue Lincoln. 

S. Lincoln

“We got new terms. Now we’ve got like ‘Super-PACs’, right?” NAACP attorney Alfreda Bester told Leaders With Vision during their informational luncheon on campaign finance last week.

But what are Super-PACs? Technically, under Louisiana law, they don’t exist.

“State law just calls everything a ‘political committee’,” Louisiana Board of Ethics administrator Kathleen Allen explained. “If you’ve got two or more persons supporting or opposing candidates, they’re just called a political committee.” Publisher & Editor Jeremy Alford is in studio with Jim today to talk about the latest from around the state.  They discuss yesterday's announcement from Scott Angelle, the Louisiana Public Service Commissioner, that he's running for governor; the latest on former Louisiana DHH Secretary Bruce Greenstein who turned himself in yesterday following indictments on felony charges of perjury; and who's leading the polls thus far with the November 4th elections rapidly approaching. 

Andy Anderson, President of BF/Anderson Portfolio Management, drops into the studio to give us the latest updates and news from Wall Street. He's still preaching about the "Bull Market" we're in right now and cannot seem to stress enough how this market is offering a "window of opportunity to invest." He also gives the latest rundown on popular stocks and how they're selling. 

Also, award-winning children's author Katherine Paterson closes out the show with Jim to talk about her upcoming appearance at the Main Library on Goodwood October 10th where she's the featured speaker at the 37th Annual Author-Illustrator Program. Children, parents, teachers and the public are invited to hear Katherine tell her "story behind the story", and today she talks with Jim about growing up in China before and during World War II. Katherine is the author of over twenty books, including "National Book Award" winner The Great Gilly Hopkins, and Bridge to Terabithia. For more info on the Author-Illustrator Program visit the East Baton Rouge Parish Library website.