So far, there are four candidates in the mayor-president election who have officially announced. Youíve likely heard of two of them: front-runners Mayor-President Kip Holden and three-term Councilman Mike Walker.
The other two, you might not have heard of yet. Jim Mayer and Gordon Mese are two businessmen who are not typical politicians, nor do they want to be. Both Mayer and Mese say itís time for Baton Rouge leaders to consider some out-of-the-box alternatives for problem solving.
Walker kicked off the year with a campaign war chest of $107,000, while Holden started the year with about $57,000. Qualifying isnít until August, so there will be plenty of time for other dark horses and new candidates to emerge.