New district gains opponent

New district gains opponent
Louisiana Politics
Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 3:23pm

A second candidate has claimed his bid for the newly formed State Representative seat for District 101. The new district was created during this year’s special session for redistricting. Today, Baton Rouge attorney Ted James says he will run for that new seat.

The new district spans in the areas between Southern University and LSU, which is an appropriate fit for James as he says his campaign platform is focused on education reform.

Harold Williams is also running for the new position. He first announced his intentions for running at the end of April. He too hopes to take a hard look at education, and says the good of the people is his main concern.

"The greatest assets in those communities are the people and we're going to focus on those assets and make sure that we put a community back to where it belongs," Williams said to NBC33 News on the day of his announcement.

James is also focused on spending time on the ground, talking to people one-on-one.

"With a newly created district, there are a lot of questions out there, and I want to make sure that the voters are comfortable with the new representative because they've been comfortable with other representatives in the past."

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