Eight senate candidates running to fill the Louisiana District 2 seat met at the Clarion Inn in Gonzales on Thursday, April 20 to present their platforms and answer questions.

Early voting for the special election to fill the seat left by Troy Brown has already ended. It went from April 15 to April 22. The regular election is Saturday, April 29.

Charlie Stephens said a few notable things during the invocation. One of them being that if one of the present candidates gets in a runoff with State Representative Ed Price, they are going to support each other. Price was obviously not in attendance. Neither was Donaldsonville candidate Warren Harang.

The other organizer of the forum was Tim Riley. The group of eight candidates were identified by Riley and Stephens as the Christian Super Pack.

Candidates at the forum included Wayne Brigalia, Chris Delpit, Elton Aubert, Tommy Lyons, Willie Massey-Favre, Edmond Jordan, Shannon Comery Sr. and Patrick Lawless.

The remaining three include Albert Burl III, who was reportedly arrested by APSO for DWI-first offense on April 16; Jamie Roussell and Lafourche Parish Councilman Jerry Jones.

The District 2 seat represents a large south-central portion of the state. It stretches from Port Allen down to a small western section of Thibodaux and as far east as Taft.

However only about half of Gonzales is represented in District 2 and none of Prairieville, St. Amant or Sorrento. Those areas of Ascension Parish are represented in District 18 by Senator Eddie Lambert.