East Feliciana, West Feliciana, La. (NBC Local 33)(Fox 44) – The race for the District 62 state representative seat is down to two candidates facing off in the Nov. 16 runoff.
Voters have the choice to between incumbent, Independent, Roy Adams, and Republican, Johnny Arceneaux.
Roy Adams won the state seat, back in March, despite having no political experience prior to the election. Adams says he makes up for his lack of political experience with the operation of the family store, Adams Enterprises.
“People would come to Adams Enterprises and ask, ‘Hey can you talk to the mayor for me? Can you talk to whomever,’ and I’d reach out and talk to him,” Adams said.
Under his tenure, should he be re-elected, Adams wants to focus on education, mental health, and economic development. He says the parish took a hit after budget cuts under Bobby Jindal. He wants money allocated to each category. He thinks that’s the key to the parish’s revival.
Adams’ goals almost mirror that of his opponent, Johnny Arceneaux. Arceneaux also wants to focus on mental health, education, and economic growth. He also wants to improve workforce development as well as state agency improvement.
“As a district what can we do collectively? That’s something that hasn’t been done in the past,” Arceneaux said.
Not surprising both candidates share similar views, both were democrats but changed their party affiliation – Adams to independent, and Arceneaux to republican.