Two candidates, Joel Boé and David Fa-Kouri, are running for the Metro Council District 9 seat now held by Darrell Ourso in the Oct. 4 primary.
Ourso is not seeking re-election, so he can pursue professional interests. Fa-Kouri ran unsuccessfully for the District 9 seat in 2004, losing to Ourso. This is Boé’s first time as a candidate.
Both candidates said the East Baton Rouge city-parish’s Green Light Plan, the road project plan funded by a half-cent sales tax, is key to alleviating traffic problems in District 9 and the rest of the parish. Both also said they would push to ensure the program is fully implemented.
COMMENTARY: Our polling shows the political newcomer Joel Boe with the lead in this race.