Press Release

PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the primary election on the October 12 ballot at its endorsement meeting held August 17, 2019. 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

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members believe that these candidates embody Republican principles of compassion, adherence to the Constitution, and fiscal conservatism. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates on October 12 or during the early voting period September 28 through October 5.” The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

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

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568

 


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the primary election on the November 6th ballot at its endorsement meeting held July 30, 2018. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, the committee made the following endorsements:

Secretary of State – A.G. Crowe

U.S. Representative 1st Congressional District – Steve Scalise

Associate Justice Supreme Court, 1st Supreme Court District – Greg Guidry

Judge Juvenile Court, Section B – Amanda Calogero

Member of School Board District 1 – Gerard LeBlanc

Member of School Board District 2 – Eddie J. Boudreaux, Jr.

Member of School Board District 3 – Tiffany Higgins Kuhn

Member of School Board District 4 – “Clay” Moise

Member of School Board District 8 – Chad Nugent

Member of School Board District 9 – “Sandy” Denapolis-Bosarge

Mayor City of Harahan – “Tim” Baudier

Councilmen City of Harahan – “Tommy” Budde, Eric Chatelain, Craig Johnston, Carrie Wheeler,  Bryan “Keko” Whittle, Sr.

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members believe that these candidates embody Republican principles of compassion, adherence to the Constitution, and fiscal conservatism. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates on November 6 or during the early voting period October 23 through October 30.” The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, the Presidents of the Republican Women’s Clubs of Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish elected officers at its quarterly meeting March 6, 2018. The officers will serve a two-year term. Elected were:

Polly Thomas, Chair

Tripp Rabelais, Vice Chair, West Bank

Betty Bonura, Vice Chair, East Bank

Melinda Doucet, Secretary

Billy Arnold, Treasurer

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the primary election on the March 24th ballot at its endorsement meeting held January 16, 2018. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, the committee made the following endorsements:

Sheriff – Joseph Lopinto III

Constable, 5th Justice Court – Allen Leone Jr

Mayor, City of Kenner – Ben Zahn

Kenner Council At Large, Division A – Kristi McKinney

Council Member, District 3, Kenner – Glenn Hayes Sr

Council Member, District 4, Kenner – Leonard Cline Jr

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members believe that these candidates embody Republican principles of compassion, adherence to the Constitution, and fiscal conservatism. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates on March 24 or during the early voting period March 10 through March 17.” The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, the Presidents of the Republican Women’s Clubs of Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the primary election on the October 14th ballot at its endorsement meeting held July 24, 2017. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, the committee made the following endorsements:

State Treasurer – John Schroder

Council Member, District 4 – Danny Martiny

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members are proud to endorse fiscal conservative, John Schroder, and are confident that he will be a watchdog for Louisiana taxpayers and will bring a new level of accountability to the office. Members believe that Danny Martiny will bring a history of accomplishments and the art of working toward solutions to the Jefferson Parish Council. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates on October 14 or during the early voting period September 30 through October 7.” The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, the Presidents of the Republican Women’s Clubs of Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568


The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish and the Parish Executive Committee would like to express our appreciation to everyone for the tremendous outpouring of support and prayer for our Congressman Steve Scalise and his family today in the wake of the events in Alexandria Virginia this morning.

Please continue to pray for Steve and his family, as well as the courageous heroes of the Capital Police officers and the others victims of today’s shooting.

Remarks from President Trump on the shooting today.   https://www.whitehouse.gov/1600daily

posted 06/14/2017 – Flag Day

PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish met on October 19, 2016 and passed the following motion:

“Mike Yenni, the Parish President of Jefferson Parish, has admitted to inappropriate texting with a 17 year old.  The Jefferson Parish Executive Committee – Republican requests that Mr. Yenni immediately resign from his leadership position as Parish President. The behavior of Mr. Yenni has affected his ability to govern our parish effectively.  Furthermore, Mr. Yenni has been barred from visiting any Parish or Parochial Schools events, he has lost the support of the majority of leaders in the parish, and he has tarnished the reputation of our parish and party.”

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the primary election on the November 8 ballot at its endorsement meeting held July 30, 2016. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, and after thorough and thoughtful discussion, the committee made the following endorsements:

Mayor, City of Kenner – Ben Zahn

Kenner Council at Large, Division B – Tom Willmott

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members believe that these candidates embody Republican principles of compassion, adherence to the Constitution, and fiscal conservatism. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates on November 8 or during the early voting period October 25 through November 1.” The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, the Presidents of the Republican Women’s Clubs of Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568

Qualification period is 07/20/16 – 07/22/16. The last day to register to vote is 10/11/2016.  Voter registration information can be found here. Voter Registration Info and Click Here to Register Online.

Other important election dates are available on the Louisiana Secretary of State website.http://www.sos.la.gov/ElectionsAndVoting/PublishedDocuments/ElectionsCalendar2016.pdf


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for the general election on the December 6 ballot at its endorsement meeting held November 17, 2014. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, the committee made the following endorsements:

District Judge, 24th JDC, ES 1, Division O-Danyelle Taylor

Judge, 1st Parish Court, Division B-John “Johnny” Lee, Jr. and “Pat” Rooney

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members believe that these candidates embody Republican principles of compassion, adherence to the Constitution, and fairness. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates and our previously endorsed candidates Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta, and School Board Member Mark Jacobs in early voting or in December.”

The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, the Presidents of the Republican Women’s Clubs of Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568


PRESS RELEASE

The Republican Party of Jefferson Parish endorsed candidates for election on the November 4 ballot at its endorsement meeting held September 8, 2014. After hearing presentations from candidates and their answers to questions from the members, the committee made the following endorsements:

Public Service Commissioner, District 1-Eric Skrmetta

District Judge, 24th JDC, ES 1, Division O-John E. Sudderth

District Judge, 24th JDC, ES 2, Division F-Michael P. Mentz

Judge, First Parish Court, Division B-Stephen Petit

School Board, District 3-Raymond “Ray” Griffin, Jr.

School Board, District 4-Melinda Bourgeois

School Board, District 6-Larry Dale

School Board, District 7-Mark Jacobs

School Board, District 8-Michael Delesdernier

School Board, District 9-“Sandy” Denapolis-Bosarge

Justice of the Peace, 5th Justice Court-Charles “Chuck” Cusimano

Constable, 5th Justice Court-“Dan” Civello

Mayor, City of Harahan-Eric Chatelain

Councilmen, City of Harahan-“Tim” Baudier, Dana Huete, Craig Johnston, Provino “Vinny” Mosca, and Bryan “Keko” Whittle

Polly Thomas, Chair of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, said “The members believe that these candidates embody Republican principles of compassion, smaller government, adherence to the Constitution, and fiscal responsibility. We urge voters to cast their votes for these candidates in November.”

The endorsement committee is composed of elected members of the Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee, elected members of the Republican State Central Committee who reside in Jefferson Parish, the Presidents of the Republican Women’s Clubs of Jefferson Parish, and Republican elected officials who reside in Jefferson Parish.

SUBMITTED BY: Polly Thomas, Chair, Jefferson Republican Parish Executive Committee

polly@pollythomas.com     504-616-6568