Meetings

Pearson Cross, political commentator, will speak at Press Club on Oct. 14

Pearson Cross, political commentator, radio show host and professor of government and political science at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Oct. 14. He will discuss the statewide primary election results and what to expect in the November election. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 forum for State Senate District 15 candidates on Monday, Oct. 7

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for State Senate District 15 on Monday, Oct. 7. Gary Chambers, who runs an African American-focused online publication, the Rouge Collection, is challenging incumbent Regina Barrow, who was the state representative for District 29 from 2005 to 2016 before being elected to the state senate. Both candidates are Democrats. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 forum for State Senate District 14 candidates on Monday, Sept. 30

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for State Senate District 14 on Monday, Sept. 30. The two candidates are state Rep. Pat Smith and Cleo Fields, both Democrats and both veteran politicians. Smith is term-limited as state representative for District 67. Fields’ previous posts include state senator and U.S. Congressman. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 forum for gubernatorial candidates on Monday, Sept. 23

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for the three gubernatorial candidates on Monday, Sept. 23. Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat, will face his two Republican challengers, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, who has represented Louisiana’s fifth congressional district since 2015, and businessman Eddie Rispone, of Baton Rouge. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Early voting begins Sept. 28; the primary election is Oct. 12. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 forum for gubernatorial candidates on Monday, Sept. 23

Gov. John Bel Edwards, a Democrat who is running for re-election, and one of his Republican opponents, U.S. Rep. Ralph Abraham, have agreed to appear at a Press Club of Baton Rouge forum for gubernatorial candidates on Monday, Sept. 23. The other challenger, businessman Eddie Rispone, has been invited. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Early voting begins Sept. 28; the primary election is Oct. 12. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 forum for insurance commissioner candidates on Monday, Sept. 16

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for Louisiana Commissioner of Insurance on Monday, Sept. 16. The two candidates are the incumbent, Jim Donelon, a Republican, and Tim Temple, another Republican. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Early voting begins Sept. 28; the primary election is Oct. 12. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 forum for agriculture commissioner candidates on Monday, Sept. 9

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry on Monday, Sept. 9. The three candidates confirmed are the incumbent, Mike Strain, a Republican, and two challengers, both Democrats, Marguerite “Margee” Green, of New Orleans, and Charlie Greer, of Natchitoches Parish. Two other candidates have been invited but have not confirmed, Peter Williams, a Democrat, of Lettsworth, and Bradley Zaunbrecher, a Republican, of Egan. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but 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 not meet on Sept. 2, will resume on Sept. 9

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will not meet on Monday, Sept. 2, because of the Labor Day holiday but will resume on Sept. 9 with more candidate forums ahead of the Oct. 12 election.

The schedule for the remaining forums is as follows: Sept. 9, Commissioner of Agriculture; Sept. 16, Commissioner of Insurance; Sept. 23, Governor; Sept. 30, State Senate District 14; and Oct. 7, State Senate District 15. The forum for District 16 was Aug. 26.

Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. The candidate forums begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions of the candidates.


Press Club will host forum for State Senate District 16 candidates on Aug. 26

The Press Club of Baton Rouge will host a forum for candidates for State Senate District 16 –– Steve Carter, Franklin Foil and Beverly Brooks Thompson –– on Monday, Aug. 26. The forum will begin at noon and conclude at 1 p.m. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.


Pennington official will talk about new Defense Department grants at Aug. 19 Press Club

Jennifer Rood, Pennington Biomedical Research Center’s associate executive director for Core Services and Resources, will speak at the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday, Aug. 19. She will give an update on the center’s partnership with the U.S. Department of Defense, which includes an announcement of two new multimillion-dollar Army health research projects to be conducted at the center over the next several years. The discoveries from the research will help U.S. warfighters maintain muscle mass and mental sharpness under combat. Press Club meets on Mondays in the East and West Baton Rouge Room at the Belle of Baton Rouge Hotel, which is located at 102 France St. Parking is free in the garage off Mayflower Street. Lunch, which is served at 11:30 a.m., is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. The public is invited, but only members of the Press Club and the news media are allowed to ask questions during the question-and-answer portion of the program.