Press Club will host in-person forum for mayor-president candidates Nov. 30

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host an in-person forum on Monday, Nov. 30, for the two candidates in the runoff for the East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president’s office, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and former state Rep. Steve Carter. The hour-long forum will start at 1:30 p.m. and will be outdoors under the pavilion at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane South, at the intersection with I-10. Masks will be required, and there will be social distancing. Parking is free at the Burden Conference Center near the pavilion.

Jim Engster, president of the Press Club, will moderate. Only members of the media and the Press Club will be allowed to ask questions. The election is Dec. 5 with early voting Nov. 20-28, excluding Sunday, Nov. 22, Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27.

Pollster John Couvillon will speak on the election at Press Club on Monday, Nov. 9

Baton Rouge pollster and data analyst John Couvillon will speak at the Nov. 9 meeting of the Press Club of Baton Rouge, which will be a virtual meeting via Zoom starting at noon. Couvillon will discuss the recent election at the national, state and local level. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants. Only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.