Louisiana Realtors hear from 12+ candidates for statewide office
Speeches are part of Shreveport stop on national association’s nationwide bus tour
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Members of Louisiana REALTORS® heard from more than a dozen candidates for statewide political office during the Shreveport stop of the National Association of REALTORS®' Riding With the Brand nationwide bus tour Tuesday.
Louisiana REALTORS® is a professional trade association comprised of more than 16,000 members in the business of real estate in Louisiana.
Listed alphabetically, the candidates for statewide office who were expected to speak between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Shreveport Convention Center included:
- John Fleming, treasurer
- Dustin Granger, treasurer
- Elbert Guillory, lieutenant governor
- Sharon Hewitt, governor
- Alexander “Xan” John, governor
- Nancy Landry, secretary of state
- Hunter Lundy, governor
- Scott McKnight, treasurer
- Liz Murrill, attorney general
- Richard Nelson, governor
- Billy Nungesser, lieutenant governor
- Clay Schexnayder, secretary of state
- John Schroder, governor
- John Stefanski, attorney general
- Tim Temple, insurance commissioner
- Brandon Trosclair, secretary of state
- Stephen Waguespack, governor
- Shawn Wilson, governor
The organization’s CEO said this is a good way for the attendees to make an informed decision.
“Well, I think they’re going to hear directly from the candidates today, their positions, in the various positions,” Norman Morris said. “And I think, hopefully, they’ll glean some information to help them make a better decision on who they may vote for here coming up in October.”
Louisiana REALTORS’ president said it’s important for them to listen to candidates prior to voting. “Realtors are, it’s important to us, we believe in advocacy, and want to make sure we represent home ownership,” Tony Corner said.
One woman said elected officials make decisions that directly impact Realtors.
“It’s a great opportunity for us to meet with legislators because we rely on them for the legislation that is in place that allows us to go out and do a good job for consumers because it’s all about consumer rights and we as Realtors like to protect those,” Realtor Debra Lindsey said.
“Louisiana REALTORS® play a vital role in driving economic development and building stronger communities,” Corner said in a news release.
“This event is an opportunity to engage with our candidates for statewide office on one of the most important issues impacting every Louisianan and recognize the importance of Louisiana REALTORS® in contributing to the economic vibrancy of our state.”
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