Profile: Louisiana House District 82

Louisiana House District 82 – Cameron Henry

Louisiana House District 82

Current rep: Cameron Henry

1539 Metairie Road
Suite A
Metairie, LA 70005 

Phone:  (504)838-5433 
Fax:       (504)838-5435
henryc@legis.la.gov 

Legislative Aide:  Myrna Schlesinger 

Representing Parishes:  Jefferson 

Corresponding Senate Districts:  5, 9, and 10

Population

Population: 44,939

Households: 20,644

Race and Ethnicity

79.2% White
8.8% Black
8.7% Hispanic
1.9% Asian

Election 2019 Profiling State/Parish Races in Jefferson Parish

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

Twitter blasts insult the reader’s intelligence

Twitter can be silly sometimes

1. I was critical of an aggregation of Twitter stuff that a friend put together and shared here on Facebook. I was rude in my comments.
2. While it was inappropriate for me to be obnoxious on another’s page, I still firmly believe that using twitter to blog is ridiculous.
3. Instead of composing a proper thesis and discussing it, the tweet-blaster gives us 140 characters at a time, like leaky faucet.
4. notice that these “thoughts” aren’t even 140 characters, because when you come to 130ish, you need to stop to move on to the next one.
5. the argument for doing this is, your audience is on twitter. I categorically reject this. It’s an excuse to be lazy, lowering the bar.
6. I wanted to say “it lowers the level of discourse” on that last “tweet”, but couldn’t. It ran the message over 140 characters.

Take a breath…this isn’t Twitter, after all.

7. So-called writers who take to twitter in this fashion rely on others to aggregate the blast into a coherent form. That’s unreliable.
8. A couple of weeks ago, I saw E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post re-tweet the FIFTEENTH part of some NYT gal’s tweet vomitus.
9. He said, basically, “here’s some stuff to read, go find this woman and read the rest of what she had to say. Assuming you can find her.
10. Have you noticed that, at the beginning of each of these “tweets”, I lose two characters in the hopes this “essay” stays organized?
11. This isn’t how thought leaders work. This isn’t an acceptable way to grow an audience. Thought leaders establish a premise, then they
12. (see what happens when you hit the 140-character wall in mid-sentence?) Now your next tweet looks feckin stupid, and you lose the reader
13. Thought leaders, like Jamelle Bouie of Slate, write essays that provoke thought and comment. Here’s his latest.
14. Bouie isn’t looking for a cheap appeal to someone with a minute and a half to glance at their phone. He wants to discuss an issue.
15. Reject tweet blasts. Don’t pander to the people who do them.