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Crews, Gatti to face off in run-off election Saturday

Raymond Crews and Robert Gatti will face each other in a runoff this weekend to see who will represent Bossier Parish's District 8 in the state House of Representatives. Raymond Crews and Robert Gatti will face each other in a runoff this weekend to see who will represent Bossier Parish's District 8 in the state House of Representatives.
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -

Raymond Crews and Robert Gatti will face each other in a runoff this weekend to see who will represent Bossier Parish District 8 in the state House of Representatives.

Crews led all candidates back in March with 41 percent. Gatti came in a close second at 37 percent. 

"To be leading going into the runoffs is a real nice deal," said Crews. 

According to Gatti, they've picked up more supporters since the last election.

"We've got a lot of support. We've got a lot of people that voted for other candidates that are on board with us 100%," said Gatti.

Since the special election, they've only had one month to convince voters they are the right choice. 

In the meantime, they've missed three weeks of the current legislative session. 

"It's disappointing we've had to have a run-off, because its delays the whole process," said Crews. "But we are going to do the best we can to promote the values I support which is life, liberty, and Louisiana."

Gatti said the school system is his priority. 

"Our local issue we've got right now is securing the funding we need to secure our school system we want to be sure our schools are funded," Gatti said. 

Both men are Republicans who say they are the real conservative.

"A vote for me is a vote for the people of Bossier parish and the way they think," said Crews. "I represent the conservative values the people in Bossier Parish have whereas my opponent, I'm not sure what his agenda is, but his values are not in line with the people of the parish."

Gatti said he is a conservative ready to represent Bossier.  

"A vote for me is a vote for a very Christian conservative compassionate man," said Gatti. "I have medical ministry and military experience. I won't need a spine transplant to go to Baton Rouge." 

Both men are hoping to win the seat left empty by Mike Johnson, who is now the state's 4th district congressional representative. 

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