Contrast in House District 61
With the death of Rep. Alfred Williams in August, Metro Council members Denise Marcelle and Donna Collins-Lewis are seeking his seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives from House District 61.
The two Democratic officials are polls apart on social issues. Ms. Marcelle describes herself as strongly pro-choice. She was also the author of the Fairness Ordinance to provide special protections for gays and lesbians. Ms. Collins is strongly pro-life and supports traditional marriage.