Lundy, candidate for Louisiana governor, running as an independent

Published 9:19 am Thursday, January 12, 2023

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He is running as an independent.
“Our government doesn’t trust us to know what we need. But we do,” he said. “I have nothing in this politics game but a servant’s heart — and a stubborn desire to talk about things that should be done. I’ll say things that should be said. And that’s what I’ll do.” 
Hunter Lundy, 68, has been politically active in Southwest Louisiana for more than 25 years. He ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 as a Democrat and narrowly lost the runoff election to Congressman Chris John. 
“When the campaign is over and if I’m your governor, I’ll say ‘I do,’ cancel the victory party, call the Legislature into session and do exactly what I said I’d do during the campaign,’’ he said. 
The election is Oct. 14. Gov. John Bel Edwards is term-limited from seeking reelection. 
The last governor elected from Southwest Louisiana was the reformer Sam Houston Jones, who was Louisiana’s governor during World War II.