Progressive group, Dems host candidate forums

by Walter Pierce

The forums will focus on House/Senate districts and CPC 1.

A series of political forums featuring candidates for several races on the Oct. 22 ballot in Lafayette Parish will begin Tuesday night and air live on Acadiana Open Channel. Co-sponsored by Acadiana Progressive and the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee, the forums will air from 6-8 p.m. p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 through Thursday, Sept. 15 and on Thursday, Sept. 22.

Confirmed candidates for the forums are Stephen Ortego and Don Menard, candidates for the House District 39; incumbent Rep. Jack Montoucet and Anthony Emmons in District 42; Vince Pierre and Roshell Jones in House District 44; newly created House District 96 candidates Terry Landry, Vincent Alexander, Nary Smith and Raymond Lewis; Don Cravins and Kelly Scott in Senate District 24; and City-Parish Council District 1 candidates Jay Caldwell, Susannah Malbreaux and Kevin Naquin.