Friday, May 21, 2010

House District 93: No Recommendation

Posted By on Fri, May 21, 2010 at 12:16 AM

The following editorial will appear in next week's issue of Gambit.

Voters in House District 93 will choose a new state representative on Saturday, May 29. The district contains the economic nerve center of Louisiana — most of the French Quarter, all of the CBD and Warehouse District, the port, the Morial Convention Center, the Louisiana Superdome and New Orleans Arena, the new LSU/VA hospital project, and the mainstays of the city’s tourism and restaurant industries.

The two remaining candidates are housing advocate James Perry and former newscaster Helena Moreno. In their runoff campaigns, the candidates have brought forth disturbing accusations against one another, and recent revelations about both cause us to take no position in this race. That this race has come down to two seriously flawed candidates is a shame, considering the economic importance of this district.

Edited to add: The original VA project is within House District 93, but the expanded LSU/VA medical center, as proposed, lies within House District 98, currently represented by Neil Abramson.

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