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.


Press Club will host in-person forum for U.S. Senate candidates Monday, Oct. 12

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host an in-person forum for candidates running for U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s seat at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. The hour-long forum 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. Scheduled to take part are Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins; Antoine Pierce, a Baton Rouge businessman; and Peter Wenstrup, a teacher from New Orleans. All three are Democrats. Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, was invited, but has refused to appear. He objected that all 14 of his challengers weren’t invited.


Press Club will host in-person forum for U.S. Senate candidates Oct. 12

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host an in-person forum for candidates running for U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s seat at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12. The hour-long forum 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. Scheduled to take part are Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and Antoine Pierce, a Baton Rouge businessman. Cassidy was invited, but has refused to appear. He objected that all 14 of his challengers weren’t invited.


Press Club will host in-person forum for mayor-president candidates Oct. 5

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host an in-person forum for candidates running for the East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president’s office at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. The hour-long forum 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. Scheduled to take part are Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, state Rep. C. Denise Marcelle, Metro Councilman Matt Watson, former state Rep. Steve Carter, attorney E. Eric Guirard and businessman Jordan Piazza.


Press Club schedules two in-person candidate forums Oct. 5, Oct. 12

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host two in-person candidate forums — one for the mayor-president of East Baton Rouge Parish on Monday, Oct. 4, and the other for the U.S. Senate on Monday, Oct. 12. Both forums will be at 4 p.m. at the outdoor pavilion at the LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens at Burden, 4560 Essen Lane at the intersection with I-10. Masks and social distancing will be required. More details will be provided later.


Pollster John Couvillon will speak on election issues at Press Club on Monday, July 13

Pollster and data analyst John Couvillon will be the speaker at the July 13 meeting of the Press Club of Baton Rouge, which will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Couvillon will discuss the presidential election and COVID-19, mail-in ballots and other election issues. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants. Others who may be interested can send a request to [email protected]. The meeting begins at noon. Only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Press Club temporarily not meeting because of pandemic

The Press Club of Baton Rouge has temporarily suspended its face-to-face meetings during the pandemic. Occasionally, we are able to organize virtual meetings via Zoom. Please check back on our website for updates.


Pollster John Couvillon will speak on election issues at Press Club on July 6

Pollster and data analyst John Couvillon will be the speaker at the July 6 meeting of the Press Club of Baton Rouge, which will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Couvillon will discuss the presidential election and COVID-19, early voting, mail-in ballots and other election issues. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants closer to the date. Others who may be interested can send a request to [email protected]. The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


BRAC CEO Adam Knapp will speak on addressing racial disparity at Press Club on June 22

Adam Knapp, president and CEO of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, will be the guest speaker at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, June 22. This will be the second virtual Press Club meeting since the pandemic shutdown. Knapp will discuss BRAC’s actions to address racial disparities and economic inclusion in the Capitol Region. A Zoom link will be sent to Press Club members and participants closer to the date. Others who may be interested can send a request to [email protected]. The meeting is from noon to 1 p.m. Only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.