Helena Moreno for State Representative District 93- Electing reform-oriented politicians should always be a priority for New Orleans voters as each victory means one fewer cog in the city political machine. Helena demonstrated her commitment to improving the political culture of Orleans Parish when she was the lone Democratic candidate for Congress to oppose then-incumbent Bill Jefferson’s re-election in the general election. None of the other Democrats who thought Jefferson was a big enough problem to challenge at the polls had the guts/integrity to help finish the job in either the Democratic primary’s runoff or the general election. There is no Republican in the race.
Ray Steib for Jefferson Parish Judge, Section 2, Division A- While Mr. Steib has not demonstrated very good political judgment as a candidate, needlessly attacking fellow candidate Don Klotz’s character in the primary (there was no chance of Klotz beating Steib out for a spot in the runoff), there is little question that Steib would do the best job as judge and is not a part of an emerging political machine in Jefferson Parish.
The Early Call- I should have projections up in both races before 8:30 PM. Check www.mikebayham.blogspot.com for updates after 8:00 PM.