Campaign #170 is for Ed Price in Louisiana
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Consider the case of a Louisiana State Senator who resigned in disgrace after being arrested twice in a year for domestic violence against different women, his now ex-wife and his girlfriend. Fast forward two years and we find him running to win back his old seat. Running against the person who beat 12 other candidates in the special election to fill the vacancy in 2017.
Here’s the timeline
November 2011 – Ed Price and Troy Brown were each elected to the Louisiana Legislature. Price joined the House of Representatives. Brown was elected to the State Senate.
November 2015 – Brown, a married man, was arrested for allegedly having struck his girlfriend in the face.
July 2016 – Brown was arrested after biting his wife, his second domestic abuse arrest in a year. Governor John Bel Edwards, a fellow Democrat, called for Brown’s resignation.
February 2017 – Brown resigned to avoid a vote by his Senate colleagues on his proposed expulsion from the chamber.
May 2017 – Ed Price wins the Special Election Runoff (which originally had 13 candidates) for State Senate with 63% of the vote.
October 2019 – Incumbent Democrat Ed Price will face off against the former Senator Troy Brown who is able to run since his domestic violence convictions were not felonies.
About the District
Senate District 2 is one of the poorest districts in the country. It’s a sprawling area that includes parts of Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, Lafourche, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James, and West Baton Rouge parishes. Campaigning here is “old school” as was explained to me when I learned that Ed doesn’t have a web site or a Twitter account.
Louisiana utilizes a two-round electoral system in which the names of all eligible candidates are printed on the primary ballot. If a candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote in the primary, he or she is elected. If no candidate wins an outright majority in the primary election, a runoff election is held between the top two vote-getters. This system is sometimes referred to as a jungle primary or majority electoral system.
There is no Republican running. Whoever wins in the October primary wins the seat. It’s Troy Brown with his misdemeanors for domestic violence and his business fortune versus Ed Price with a distinguished political career and you. You writing #PostcardsToVoters to every Democratic voter there to make sure they don’t overlook this important race.
Read below to learn more about Ed
He’s led with integrity and been a vote on things like the first pay raise in a decade for teachers and increasing K-12 funding. We don’t usually write in a Democratic Primary taking sides with one Democrat over another. But, in this case, I hope you will agree it is paramount Troy Brown be defeated in his bid to regain the seat from which he resigned in disgrace.
- Ed received his BA from Grambling State University.
- He is Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Retirement.
- He is also a member of the Senate Committees on Environmental Quality, Health and Welfare, and Transportation, Highways and Public Works.
- Served 27 years on Ascension Parish School Board with 12 of those years as President.
- Ed is on the Board of Wymar Federal Credit Union.
- He and his wife Patsy have been married for 38 years.
Thanks for giving this re-election opportunity in Louisiana your consideration. Hope it will be as easy a decision for you as it was for me to decide we should all…
Write on! ~Tony The Democrat
What? Primary Election
When? Saturday, October 12
Who? Democrat Ed Price
For? State Senate
Why? Respect and integrity. When one candidate clearly has both, vote to re-elect him.
How? Be a voter!
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