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RELEASE: LDP Executive Committee and Democratic State Executive Committee Endorse Candidates for Congress and Secretary of State

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August 18, 2018                                                                         

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LDP Executive Committee and Democratic State Executive Committee Endorse Candidates for Congress and Secretary of State


Baton Rouge, LA – Saturday, the Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Committee and Democratic State Executive Committee voted to endorse Democratic candidates for Congress and Secretary of State.

During a meeting at the State Capital, candidates asked for the committees’ support. Committees then voted to endorse one candidate from each district and one candidate for Secretary of State.

  • The committees endorsed Renee Fontenot Free for Secretary of State.
  • Tammy Savoie won the endorsement for the 1st Congressional District.
  • The committees endorsed Mimi Methvin, from the 3rd Congressional District.
  • Ryan Trundle won the endorsement for the 4th Congressional District.
  • The committees endorsed Jessee Fleenor, from the 5th Congressional District.
  • The committees also endorsed Justin Dewitt for the 6th Congressional District.

“I want to congratulate the candidates we endorsed today and say thank you to each Democrat who stepped up to run and asked for our endorsement,” Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Sen. Karen Carter Peterson said. “Running for office is one of the bravest things you can do, and we’re lucky to have so many strong candidates run in each Congressional district and Secretary of State.”



Renee Fontenot Free played a key role in merging the Secretary of State’s office with the Department of Elections. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Renee was instrumental in rebuilding our election system from the ground up. Her entire career has prepared her to do this job, and she is the only candidate who can credibly claim that politics will never play a part in a Secretary of State’s office under her leadership.

Tammy Savoie is a decorated Air Force veteran and clinical psychologist. Tammy will work across the aisle to increase access to affordable health care, support mothers and children, stand up for veterans, and get our economy working for all families.

Mimi Methvin has 28 years experience as a federal and state judge with a track record as a successful attorney and mediator. Mimi supports universal health coverage, public education, and developing new methods of clean-energy technology.

Jessee Fleenor is a new type of Democrat. One who is unafraid to stand up to special interests and a local farmer and father who believes the common American family is at the heart of what makes this country so great. When elected, Jessee wants to focus on reconciliation, universal healthcare, environmental realism, and increased funding for educators.

Justin Dewitt has worked for a land surveying company for over a decade. After the 2016 flood, Justin decided it was time to run for office to stand up for the average working people of Louisiana – like himself. Justin refuses to have a PAC or take any corporate money.