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Washington Parish Elected Officials Join Together to Endorse John Kennedy for U.S. Senate

Parish President Ned Thomas Leads Group of Local Leaders

Franklinton, LA—Today, Washington Parish President Richard “Ned” Thomas joined fellow elected officials in endorsing John Kennedy for U.S. Senate. These Washington Parish leaders join Republicans, Democrats, and Independents from throughout the state in support of Treasurer Kennedy’s campaign.

"John Kennedy is a fierce advocate for Louisiana taxpayers, and he has an impressive record of fighting for greater transparency and against government waste," said Parish President Thomas. "That is why I am joining with other Washington Parish officials in support of his campaign."

Mr. Thomas is currently in his third term as Washington Parish President.

“Throughout my career in public service, I’ve worked with both Democrats and Republicans to fight government waste,” said Treasurer Kennedy. “I’m honored to have the support of Washington Parish elected officials, including Parish President Thomas, who are committed to good government and transparency.”

Washington Parish elected officials endorsing Kennedy include:

  • Parish President Ned Thomas
  • Angie Mayor John Dawsey
  • Varnado Mayor Paris Sumrall
  • Parish Council Member Christopher Workman
  • Bogalusa Councilman at Large Teddy Drummond
  • Bogalusa City Prosecutor Merlin Duke
  • School Board Member Eleanor Duke
  • School Board Member Dewitt Perry
  • School Board Member John Wyble
  • Republican Parish Executive Committee Member John Nichols

These elected officials are the latest in a long list of Louisiana leaders joining the campaign including former Governors Mike Foster and Buddy Roemer. Kennedy also continues to lead in all polling of the race.

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