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2020 East Baton Rouge Parish Mayoral Forum

Candidates running for mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish gathered on stage September 29th for a forum hosted by The Advocate and Louisiana Public Broadcasting.

The 90-minute forum took place live at LPB’s Baton Rouge studios.

Taking part are incumbent Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, former state Rep. Steve Carter, attorney E Eric Guirard, state Rep. Denise Marcelle, businessman Jordan Piazza and Metro Councilman Matt Watson.

Topics for discussion ranged widely, from law enforcement and coronavirus to St. George and flood protection. Questions came from reporters, with some chosen from those submitted by the public.

“East Baton Rouge Parish voters will decide who will lead them as the city/parish grapples with complex issues,” said Beth Courtney, President and CEO of LPB. “Working together with The Advocate, LPB hopes this debate will help to provide voters with some clear answers so they can make the best decision when they go to the polls.”

“We’re pleased to be working with LPB to provide East Baton Rouge Parish voters with a chance to hear what the candidates have to say as we head in to this very important election,” said Fred Kalmbach, managing editor of The Advocate.

The candidates will meet in the primary election on November 3, with a runoff December 5 if needed.