I ran for elective office:
an explanation and criticism of the 2007 special election.
My Fathers decision to retire early (that we
agreed upon as a family) was not a great political maneuver
but for him personally, from a Sons perspective,
it was the best thing he ever did. Time will judge that
my Father, Peppi, was an amazing legislator that passed
pivotal legislation that reformed the election laws,
hardened ethics legislation and that he fought tirelessly
for the constituents of District 94.
brother Jeb ran for office because he wanted to help
District 94, time will judge that he was the leader
of Lakeview that brought about the genesis of a recovery,
for which he should be commended. My decision to run
was based upon my belief that I could lead District
94 with innovative solutions to the many challenges
we faced and continue to face. I believe that had an
early retirement not occurred and a special election
had not taken place I would not have been judged on
voter angst against continuation of a perceived political
dynasty but on the policies and solutions I put forth.
For those that know me I am a standalone man, this race
to me was not about a last name but about leading a
recovery of a district destroyed by Katrina.