Meet BR Entrepreneur Jordan Piazza, GOP’s Candidate for Mayor-President

Q. Describe your political philosophy. 

A. Jordan Piazza “I’m a pro-business, small government Republican who believes in the Capitalist system to encourage competition and guide market prices. I do not support any government plan to restrict businesses currently being implemented during this pandemic. We need to encourage personal responsibility and open our economy immediately. We do not need more taxes; we need more taxpayers.”

Q. Describe what you see as the role of the City-Parish government and the role of the Mayor-President. 

A. Jordan Piazza “I believe the Mayor-President should act as an aggressive advocate and promote the City-Parish. While the Mayor-President sets the agenda and drives the goals, he also has to work with the Metro Council to approve these plans. Regardless, I believe any failure of the City-Parish government falls on the Mayor-President for lack of leadership.”

Q. Describe your goals as Mayor-President. 

A. Jordan Piazza “We must immediately open the economy and get our people back to work, encourage new industries to locate to EBR parish to help diverse our economy, quickly address safety by supporting our police with competitive wages, including an immediate $10,000 raise (already found in the budget), in order to attract new qualified candidates, and work with our School Board to raise the standards of our parish’s education system.”

Q. Describe any special interests or projects you would pursue as Mayor-President. 

A. Jordan Piazza “Supporting our police by providing competitive wages and expanding our patrol officers in order to address our rising rates of crime is an immediate project I’d like to implement, along with finding a more cost-effective method of providing routine maintenance for our city-parish, whether that be working with DPW or privatization, and finally aggressively recruiting new industries to help build a new economy.”

Q. Respect for Constitution. Will you oppose any and all legislation or executive action which would violate the United States Constitution, the Louisiana Constitution, or the City-Parish Plan of Government as written? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Constitution. Should these basic documents as written be strictly followed or do you see them as “living documents” that should be more flexible and adjusted for modern times? 

A. Jordan Piazza “I’m an Originalist”

Q. Will you support the security of our elections by: 

(a) Requiring proof of U. S. citizenship for all new registrations?

(b) Requiring proper I.D. from all persons casting a ballot?

(c) Requiring a good reason and proper documentation and safeguards for voting by mail?

(d) Prohibiting voting online?

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Privatization. Will you oppose any privatization plan that provides for financing of roads or highways in East Baton Rouge Parish by any foreign government or any bank owned or controlled by any foreign government? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Public Records. Will you support Louisiana’s Public Records Act and actively work to insure the public’s right to information about our City-Parish government? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Open Meetings. Will you support Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law and actively work to ensure the public’s right to attend and participate in public meetings in this parish? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Religious Liberty. Will you support the First Amendment and actively oppose any effort by government to prohibit churches from meeting normally or to restrict peaceful public gatherings? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Second Amendment. Will you support the 2nd Amendment and oppose any additional local, state or federal gun control? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Open Carry. Do you support strengthening Louisiana’s Open Carry law? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Concealed Carry. Do you support Louisiana’s Concealed Carry Law? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Do you support Louisiana’s Shoot the Burglar law? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Privacy. Will you oppose efforts by local, state or federal government to monitor private communications by American citi

zens without a warrant signed by a judge particularly describing the person, place, and lawful reason for the search and seizure? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES 

Q. Right to Property. Will you oppose further infringements on the Right to Property?

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Right to Life. Will you support the right to life and oppose the judge-invented notion that abortion is a constitutional right? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES 

Q. Fairness Ordinance. Will you oppose the “Fairness Ordinance”, which would give a special status or privilege based on sexual orientation? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES 

Q. Right to Work. Will you support preserving Louisiana’s right to work law? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Tax Increases. Will you oppose any and all tax increases during your term as Mayor-President? A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Roll Forward. Will you oppose local governmental entities in East Baton Rouge rolling forward property taxes without a vote of the people? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Special Taxes. Will you support legislation to require that agencies such as BREC, CATS, and the Library Board, go to the Metro Council for two-thirds approval before being allowed to submit tax increases or new taxes to the voters? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Carbon Tax. Will you oppose any legislation that requires East Baton Rouge Parish, the State of Louisiana or U.S. to reduce its energy consumption, including a carbon tax, or Cap and Trade legislation? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES 

Q. Border Wall. Do you support building a border wall? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Sanctuary City. Will you make sure that Baton Rouge does not become a Sanctuary City? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Neighborhood Schools. Will you support neighborhood schools in public education? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. City of St. George. Now that the voters of the proposed City of St. George have voted to incorporation, will you actively oppose the suit challenging the incorporation? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES if elected, I would oppose the suit challenging the incorporation. No Mayor-President should sue constituents who are exercising their right for annexation within current legal boundaries.

Q. Work with St. George. Will you work cooperatively with the leaders of St. George to insure a smooth transition for the new city? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Defunding Police. Will you oppose efforts to defund the police and instead prioritize police and first responder funding as one of the highest priorities of the City-Parish government? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Freedom of Choice. Will you support the right of Baton Rouge Police officers and firefighters to live wherever they choose? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Renaming Streets. Will you oppose efforts to rename Baton Rouge roads and streets, except as provided by City-Parish ordinances, upon petition by a majority of the residents of the street involved? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Columbus Statue. Will you support keeping the statue of Christopher Columbus downtown? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES 

Q. Beautification. Will you make beautification of the City of Baton Rouge a priority? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Maintenance. Will you make sure the City-Parish properly maintains curbs, gutters, and grass on neutral grounds and rights of way belonging to the city? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Equity for Inner City. Will you insure that residents of North Baton Rouge and other areas of the inner city are provided normal city services including regular and efficient collection of garbage and trash and maintenance of curbs, gutters, and grass on neutral grounds and rights of way belonging to the city? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Blighted Property. Will you enforce applicable codes to remove abandoned and blighted commercial buildings in the City of Baton Rouge, including in North Baton Rouge and other areas of the inner city, on a scheduled basis, so as to complete removal within your four-year term of office?

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. New Bridge Over Amite. Will you prioritize construction of a bridge across the Amite connecting Hooper Road to Watson, which traffic studies show would remove 25,000 cars a day off I-12, Florida Boulevard, and Magnolia Beach Road? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES

Q. Opening the Parish. Will you pledge not to exercise any authority to close businesses or order masking as the current Mayor-President purported to do? 

A. Jordan Piazza YES. If the Governor and the Mayor-President do not open this parish for business, I will open the parish the first day I am sworn in — Jan. 1st! We will not have a mask mandate.

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