It has been widely speculated that someone would jump into the race for District 25 other than the current list of former Alexandria Police Chief Glen Beard, a democrat and Lance Maxwell, a republican.
Thursday Chris Roy, Jr., a democrat, made it official and announced via email his candidacy for the seat being vacated by Charlie Dewitt a one time Speaker of the House, and term limited legislator.
Undoubtedly much will be made of Mr. Roy running while his brother holds the office of Mayor of Alexandria. The Roy family is making their mark on central Louisiana politics with this announcement.
Roy, Jr. says that as a member of the House of Representatives he will focus on improving education and fully funding our schools, creating better job opportunities and making healthcare more accessible and affordable.
Stay tuned to kalb.com for what we hope will be an interesting Video Blog with Candidate Roy. In the meantime click here for a link to the Video Blog we did with Glen Beard who used the blog as an official announcment of his intention to run for office before he drew opposition.