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Mandie Landry Qualifies for District 91 State Representative Race:
8 am at Clerk of Court’s Office
NEW ORLEANS-- Business-as-usual in Baton Rouge has too often failed the people of New Orleans. Our city needs a real progressive thinker in Baton Rouge - someone willing to stand up for the hard working families of New Orleans. With a commitment to hard work, integrity, and fairness, and a willingness to fight for real change, local attorney and community leader, Mandie Landry, officially qualified on August 6 for the state representative election for District 91.
“I am running to change the status quo and shake up the ‘Ole Boys Club’ in Baton Rouge that has all too often left New Orleans short-changed. As an attorney with more than 14 years of experience, I spend most of my days solving problems and bringing opposing sides together to find a solution,” Landry says. “I will bring those skills to the legislature and work with my fellow legislators on fair wages, accessible health care, affordable housing, giving New Orleans its fair share of tourism tax dollars, and providing more money for education, because these are good investments for Louisiana that will benefit all of us. We need real progressive change now.”
Landry is the first in her family to graduate from college, and is proud to come from a hard-working, blue-collar family. After attending the University of Notre Dame on scholarship, Landry served as a policy assistant for Amnesty International, and also worked for a U.S. congressman and a senator. While at Georgetown Law School, she represented indigent defendants as a student lawyer, and to this day often represents clients pro bono. She is currently Vice President of the Climana Neighborhood Association, where she works with her neighbors to improve their community.
Landry is a strong advocate for the right to healthcare and reproductive rights, and is willing to stand up for them: she currently serves as an attorney for one of the three remaining abortion clinics in the state. She understands that the state legislature has passed numerous laws that ultimately hurt women and children, especially women of color and those who are economically disadvantaged, and will work hard to reverse this damage.
"I believe that healthcare is a human right, and that healthy people are what’s best for our community and our state. I believe that workers deserve more than a living wage. I believe that every child deserves a good education, and a safe and secure classroom,” Landry says. “I believe that we can and must do better for the people of Louisiana. It’s time for real change. I am ready to serve the people of District 91, like I have served my family, friends, clients, and community over the years. Together, we can move Louisiana forward."