Election 2019 Profiling

Election 2019 Profiling

Starting a new project for this election cycle. I’m going to research and profile each of the Louisiana House and Senate districts for Jefferson Parish. Here’s the list:

54Jerry “Truck” GislcairDist. 54 MAP
78Kirk TalbotDist. 78 MAP
79Julie Skinner StokesDist. 79 MAP
80Polly ThomasDist. 80 MAP
82J. Cameron HenryDist. 82 MAP
83Robert E. BilliotDist. 83 MAP
 84J. Patrick “Pat” ConnickDist. 84 MAP
85Joseph A. “Joe” Marino, IIIDist. 85 MAP
 87Rodney Lyons, Sr.Dist. 87 MAP
 92Joe StagniDist. 92 MAP
94Stephanie Hilferty
105J. Chris LeopoldDist. 105 MAP

Objectives

This project has two objectives: Recruiting and Running.

Recruiting – You’re in the car line at, say, St. Louis King of France. You regularly run into a progressive mom while you’re waiting for the kids. Encouraging her is easy for you, but encouraging her for what? Here’s the information.

Running – Candidates need data. They familiarize themselves with the neighborhoods outside of their subdivision and church parish. We give them that data in these profiles, they take it from there.

House districts present interesting opportunities for aspiring politicians. They contain neighborhood clusters. The district boundaries aren’t overly gerrymandered.

Data

Data for each district includes:

  • Geographic boundaries
  • Neighborhood/subdivision names
  • Public schools
  • Catholic church parishes
  • Other churches
  • Neighborhood asociations
  • Playgrounds
  • Shopping malls/strip malls
  • Popular restaurants (pizza places, donut shops, etc)
  • Supermarkets

Suggestions for more? Ping me at @yatpundit on Da Twittah, or in Metairie Indivisible on FB. Lists grow into spreadsheets. Spreadsheets grow into databases. Data is evergreen. We improve upon it for the next cycle and the next.

Senate and School Board

After profiling the House districts comes the School Board. Running for School Board requires less political experience than the legislature, but there’s a catch. While in the past, school board elections were “entry level” contests, voters demand more now. Candidates must have a more-direct connection to the school system than just, well, I live in the district.

Beyond House, School Board, Senate

Many more politicians stand for election in Jefferson Parish this November. From the Parish Council to the 24th Judicial District, to the District Attorney, there are many races for us to examine. We should determine which races make sense to run in.

Jefferson Parish Democratic Party

In addition to government positions, we choose the members of the Executive Committee of the party this November. We’ll examine these positions in detail as well.

Help!

I’d like to do this with other offices up in this cycle (November, 2019). That means I could use some help! If you’d like

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