Meet the Candidates: State Senator District 2
Published 12:10 am Wednesday, September 6, 2023
- Ed Price
Date of Birth: May 20, 1953
Profession/ Current Employer/ Retired: Retired
Why did you choose to run for State Senator? My reason for running for the State Senate was an opportunity for me to help my community and state improve our educational systems, fight for better infrastructure, fight for flood protection and lower insurance costs.
What makes you the most qualified candidate for this position? I served 27 years on the Ascension Parish School Board, the last 12 years as president of the board. During my term as president, we were always ranked in the top 10 educational systems in the state and many of those years we were in the top five. I joined the legislature in 2012 and served on the House education committee and eventually as vice-chair of that committee. I am now serving my second term in the Senate and have kept my promise to the people by pursuing more money for public education and in particular early childhood education. I have helped secure millions of dollars for infrastructure and flood protection.
What is the No. 1 challenge impacting our district, and how do you plan to address this? The number 1 challenge is flood protection and insurance cost. I plan to continue to work with our congressional delegation to secure funding to build levees to protect our homeowners, and I’m a huge proponent of the fortified roof program which provides grants to homeowners to protect the roofs during these terrible hurricanes we have been getting, thereby lowering our insurance cost.
What would you like to accomplish in the next four years? 1. I would like to see the Westshore levee project completed. 2. I will continue to work to secure federal dollars to complete four lane Hwy 3127. 3. I will work to seek more dollars for our educational systems.
- “Chris” Delpit – Did not submit responses