Gambit & Louisiana Weekly Endorse Morrell
Senator JP Morrell received these endorsements from The Louisiana Weekly and Gambit Weekly.
This was also a tough choice between two veteran African-American legislators. In the end, our editors had to opt for J.P. Morrell, the Senator with not only more seniority in Baton Rouge, but a senior post on the committee that funds projects in New Orleans.
It was his changes in the Omnibus Amendment to the State Budget that provided the $8 million to rehabilitate Methodist Hospital in New Orleans East. His background representing Jefferson Parish in his previous district has given him a regional perspective that will let him reach out to his new voters just drawn into District 3, in St. Bernard Parish.
J.P. Morrell has a bright future as an African-American political leader, and the rising star needs our support in Saturday's election.
This Senate district now covers parts of three parishes, spreading from parts of St. Bernard through eastern New Orleans and the 9th Ward, then jumping across the river to Marrero. As the incumbent, Morrell understands the needs across parish lines, having represented Orleans and Jefferson parishes in the old District 3. He brought millions home to reopen Methodist Hospital in eastern New Orleans and is fighting to get additional FEMA funding for Nunez Community College in Chalmette. He also is on the forefront of efforts to redevelop Avondale Shipyards, which will close in the next few years. He is clearly the consensus candidate to tie this sprawling and diverse district together.
Powerful Endorsements for Senator JP Morrell
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I am proud to fight for the residents, parents, and small business owners of Louisiana Senate District 3, and I humbly ask for your continued support. My family has a proud tradition of public service and I am honored to serve as your advocate and voice in Baton Rouge. We continue to face serious challenges in rebuilding our communities, and now more than ever, we need strong, effective leadership united to ensure prosperity and opportunity for working families in the future. I will continue to put our families and our communities first.
Senator Morrell leading Barack Obama
though the Gentilly Wood neighborhood in 2007
I am going to keep standing and fighting for what matters: a full service community hospital, good schools, safe streets, and jobs.
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