Candidates and Endorsement Procedures

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Next election – Saturday October 12, 2019

Early Voting: 9/28/19 – 10/5/19

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the primary election on the October 12th ballot at its endorsement meeting held 8/17/19. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, the committee made the following endorsements:

Governor-Ralph Abraham

Lieutenant Governor-Billy Nungesser

Secretary of State-Kyle Ardoin

Attorney General-Jeff Landry

Treasurer-John Schroder

Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry-Mike Strain

Commissioner of Insurance-Jim Donelon

Associate Justice Supreme Court-Scott Schlegel

BESE, District 1-Jim Garvey

BESE, District 3-Sandy Holloway

Senate, District 3-Kay Doody

Senate, District 9-Cameron Henry

Senate, District 10-Kirk Talbot

State Representative, District 54-Reggie Bagala

State Representative, District 78-John Illg

State Representative, District 80-Polly Thomas

State Representative, District 82-Charles Henry

State Representative, District 84-Timothy Kerner

State Representative, District 94-Stephanie Hilferty

State Representative, District 105-Chris Leopold

Sheriff-Joseph Lopinto

Parish President-Cynthia Lee Sheng

Councilman at Large, Division B-Paul Johnston

Councilman, District 2-Michael O’Brien

Councilman, District 4-Dominick Impastato

Councilman, District 5-Jennifer Van Vrancken

The committee also congratulated the following who were elected or re-elected without opposition:

Senate, District 8-Patrick Connick

State Representative, District 79-Debbie Villio

State Representative, District 92-Joe Stagni

Clerk of Court-Jon Gegenheimer

Assessor-Thomas Capella

Coroner-Gerry Cvitanovich

Councilman at Large, Division A-Ricky Templet


The members of the Jefferson Parish Republican Executive Committee voted to make the following recommendations for the Constitutional amendments that are on the October 12, 2019 ballot.

Amendment #1—YES

Amendment #2—YES

Amendment # 3—YES

Amendment #4—NO


 ENDORSEMENT PROCEDURES AND VOTING MEMBERS

 The purpose of the Endorsement Committee is to consider endorsing Republican candidates for public office in Jefferson  Parish, and Statewide elections.

Endorsement Committee Membership

  • All Republican Parish Executive Committee members residing in Jefferson Parish.
  • All State Central Committee members residing in Jefferson Parish.
  • All elected Republican officials residing in Jefferson Parish (excluding  Judiciary).

 Endorsement Procedures

  1. The Endorsement Committee meeting shall be convened by the Jefferson  Republican Parish Executive Committee Chairman.
  2. The Endorsement Committee meeting shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of
  3. The Chairman of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee shall serve as Chairman of the Endorsement Committee or, in his/her absence, the Vice Chairman.
  4. The Endorsement Committee shall meet within fifteen (15) days after the close of qualifying to consider the endorsement of Republican
  5. A quorum shall be fifty (50)% of the membership, excluding elected officials.
  6. Each candidate shall be notified in writing of date, time and location of the meeting for endorsement consideration.
  7. The Endorsement Committee may vote to take no action concerning a particular race.
  8. The Parish Executive Committee may cancel an endorsement of a candidate for cause (cause to be determined by the Parish Executive Committee).
  9. After the endorsement meeting has been called to order, the Chairman of the Endorsement Committee shall brief all Republican candidates in attendance regarding the rules and procedures of the Committee.
  10. Each Republican candidate shall be allowed three (3) minutes to discuss his/her candidacy.
  11. Before voting by secret ballot, the Chairman shall instruct all non-voting persons in attendance to depart the chambers.
  12. Voting by secret ballot for each candidate will be conducted in closed session. The Endorsement Committee members may discuss the candidate(s) prior to voting.
  13. After all ballots have been cast, all candidates and guest may return to the chambers for the official tally of votes. Each candidate or his/her second may witness counting the ballots.
  14. Only registered Republicans can be endorsed.
  15. “No Endorsement” is a candidate.
  16. No proxy voting.
  17. If a candidate does not receive a majority of votes in the first ballot, the two candidates receiving the most votes, including “No Endorsement”, shall compete in a runoff. If, after the first runoff, a tie remains, the following action will be taken:
    1.  If the tie vote is a result of one candidate and “No Endorsement”,  the candidate will be endorsed.
    2.  If the tie vote is a result of two candidates competing, the committee will endorse both.
  18. The Chairman of the Endorsement Committee shall notify the media promptly of its decision.
  19. These Endorsement Procedures were voted on and accepted by the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee on April 14, 2003.
  20. These Endorsement Procedures were revised, voted on and accepted by the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee on July 20, 2005.
  21. These Endorsement Procedures were revised, voted on and accepted by the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee on June 1, 2015.

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