District 10 Candidate: Andrea Cosey

Metro Council Candidates

Biographical Information:
Graduate of UNC-Greensboro, 1997, Graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana 2004, Former certified public-school teacher, Current owner of an Accredited Barber College. Board member – Baton Rouge North Economic Development District. 

Personal Information: 
Louisiana Native, Married, Five Siblings, and a Dog.


Campaign website/Facebook/Social Media:

www.electandreacosey.weebly.com
https://www.facebook.com/VoteAndreaCosey/#Council 

What is your response to the Black Lives Matter movement? 
Violence should not have a place in our society.  The world has been witnessing far too many instances of violent deaths due to racial injustices. Social injustice should be addressed.

What do you think needs to be done to promote social and racial justice?
 Citizens should work together to promote fairness and justice for all people. Racism should be eradicated.


Are you in favor of police reform? If so, what should it look like?
 Yes, I am in favor of police reform in America. Law enforcement officers should have access to de-escalation training, body cameras, and should be mandated to intervene when another officer or colleague is using excessive force.


What are your thoughts on how the U.S. has responded to the coronavirus pandemic? What would you want to be done differently? 

I am very proud of how our Frontline healthcare workers and community support personnel lead the way through the tough mission of responding to the Covid pandemic. 


Do you support more stimulus money? If so, how should Congress pay for the stimulus?
I am definitely in favor of more stimulus money for the people of the United States.  Congress should pay for the stimulus by reallocation funds that could not be utilized during the Covid shutdown.

What do you believe is the biggest issue constituents in the district you are running for are facing?  
One of the biggest issues facing constituents in District 10 is blight. Far too many homes are being destroyed when they should actually be rehabilitated for decent housing.


What are the principles of your campaign and why?  
Change is possible to build meaningful and sustainable relationships, and to promote inclusiveness of all people.  These principles can guide the City Parish of East Baton Rouge toward engagement of all people in the planning process in a fair and equitable manner.

Why do you feel that you are the perfect candidate for metro council? 
I feel I am the perfect candidate because I believe that through community engagement the Metro Council can help to rebuild trust in our community. I have a desire to rebuild our community. Together, we have the power to work together to overcome our shared challenges and rebuild our community.

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