There’s a brand new State Representative for District 29. Edmond Jordan won the runoff election on Saturday, May 14th, and he already has a lot of plans.
First on his list? Unifying his district.
“We want to bring all stakeholders to the table” said Jordan “we want to make sure everybody comes a board, we do not want to leave anyone out.”
The Brusly native has set out a platform that aims to improve: access to affordable healthcare, education, criminal justice, traffic and economic development for north and west Baton Rouge.
Job opportunities and access to a medical center are two issues sparking the concerns of North Baton Rouge residents, and Jordan said he plans to continue to work with the Blue Ribbon Commission to not only bring in a emergency medical center, but a full hospital.
For West Baton Rouge, Jordan wants to facilitate the traffic by instituting a ferry for commuters.
Jordan’s platform to resolve major issues in both parts of his district is only a portion of what he wants to accomplish.
“We want to unify the district, I have always said it is two parishes, west Baton Rouge and north Baton Rouge but it is only one district.” said Jordan “I want to be available to everyone and accessible.”
Jordan was elected by the people of District 29 after racking in over 600 more votes than his opponent, Vereta T. Lee, in a special election to replace the late State Rep. Ronnie Edwards.
Sunday, Local33’s Briana Brownlee sat down with Edmond Jordan to hear his position on the biggest issues affecting his district. See the full story in the video above.
The results are in for Saturday’s runoff election, for the 29th District State Representative.
Edmond Jordan has won the race, with 60% of the votes, beating out fellow democrat, Vereta T. Lee. This district represents Port Allen, Brusly and parts of North Baton Rouge.
Jordan, an attorney, has run unsuccessfully for this seat in the past, so did Lee, who is currently on the East Baton Rouge School Board.
UPDATE: Just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday night, Governor Edwards released the following statement of support for Jordan:
“Donna and I would like to extend our congratulations to Representative-elect Edmond Jordan and his family on their victory tonight. Rep.-elect Jordan is coming into the legislature at a time when we are diligently working to stabilize Louisiana’s budget to secure long-term prosperity for our state. I look forward to working with him as we continue this critical work, and I know he’ll do an outstanding job representing the people of House District 29.”