August 17, 2019
Contact: Kaleb Harmon

Louisiana Democratic Party Endorses Candidates for Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Baton Rouge, LA – On Saturday, the Democratic State Central Committee made endorsements for key Board of Elementary and Secondary Education races. The election for these races will be held on October 12.

“We’ve seen the effects of Democratic leadership versus Republican leadership on our educational systems,” Stephen Handwerk, Executive Director of the Louisiana Democratic Party said. “Under a Republican administration, we’ve seen underfunded education, underpaid teachers, and a lack of concern about investing in our children. Compare that to a Democratic administration who is putting teachers, students, and our educational institutions first and it’s clear why we need to support Louisiana Democrats for the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. The endorsements we made today will promote education reform and push our state forward and I’m confident we’ll see them making a difference this January.”

The following are candidates the Louisiana Democratic Party endorsed for BESE:

BESE District 2: 
Ashonta Wyatt

BESE District 6: 
Ciara Hart

BESE District 8:
Vereta Tanner Lee
Preston Castille