OPELOUSAS - Longtime veterans' advocate Link Savoie on Monday became the sixth announced candidate to seek the open state District 24 Senate seat.
The candidates will meet in the April 4 election to fill the remaining three-years of the term of Sen. Donald Cravins Jr., who stepped down in January to take a job as staff director of the Small Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Comm-ittee at the request of U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu who will soon be appointed chairwoman of the committee.
"To the voters of Senate District 24, I respectfully request your permission to loan me the authority to represent you in Baton Rouge," Savoie said. "I have a deep desire to serve the state as I have served my country for 22 years. The skills and knowledge that I possess, which includes maturity coupled with my proven honesty and integrity, would be a distinct asset to the entire state of Louisiana."
Savoie joins Kelly Scott, Quincy Richard, Allen Guillory, Pat Arceneaux Cravins and State Rep. Elbert Lee Guillory in the list of candidates who have announced their intentions to run. Qualifying for the seat opens Wednesday.