Republican Party Backs Amoroso for House Seat
The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish has endorsed Metro Councilman Buddy Amoroso in his bid to win a seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives in a special election in House District 66 on Feb. 21.
The election was called by House Speaker Chuck Kleckly to fill a vacancy left by the resignation of Rep. Hunter Greene who was elected a Family Court judge.
Parish Republican chairman Woody Jenkins said the three Republicans in the race — Amoroso, attorney Rick Bond, and former Metro Councilman Darrell Ourso — all participated in the four-step Endorsement Process, which is conducted by the East Baton Rouge Republican Parish Executive Committee (EBR PEC) said. This includes
• Participating in a debate on the issues at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon, which occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 13.
• Demonstrating that they meet the minimum requirements for endorsement, including residence in the district for the required period and registration as a Republican voter for at least six months.
• Responding to a detailed questionnaire covering more than 70 issues which may come before the legislature or which may demonstrate the candidate’s philosophy and approach to issues.
• Submitting to an interview in front of the EBR PEC, which gives Republican officials the opportunity to discuss the issues with the candidates.
After the interviews, the EBR PEC votes by secret ballot.
Jenkins said members of the Executive Committee believe that Amoroso is well qualified to serve in the Legislature and that he will take a strong, principled, conservative approach to the major issues. “We have three fine candidates running, but the committee feels Amoroso is the best man for the job.”