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Schuyler is running for re-election

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Bossier-Webster District Attorney Schuyler Marvin just wants to make it official.  He is seeking a third six-year term this fall.

His official announcement comes of the heels of  the revelation that he will have opposition.  Bossier attorney Whit Graves said last week he will oppose Marvin for the DA’s seat.

In a statement, Marvin said,”…For the past 12 years, my staff and I have worked on behalf of Bossier and Webster Parish citizens to aggressively and effectively prosecute those who choose criminal activity as a way of life.”

He went on to say, “The public’s safety is of constant and paramount concern of my office.  For that reason, I will seek re-election as your District Attorney for another term.  I am as committed now as I was 12 years ago to the same level of dedication to keeping our communities safe and the best places in Louisiana to live, work, and raise a family.”

Marvin was elected as a Democrat in 2002, but shortly after switched to the Republican Party.  He was unopposed in 2008.

Campbell riding high

Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell of Elm Grove has to be feeling pretty good these days.

The Kitchens Group conducted a poll in his PSC District 5, which includes 24 parishes across north Louisiana.  Here is its conclusion:

“Foster Campbell has the most favorable image of any political figure tested in this survey, including Bobby Jindal, Mary Landrieu, and David Vitter.

“Overall, Commissioner Campbell receives a 59% favorable rating and a 15% unfavorable rating, representing a positive to negative ratio of 3.9 to 1.  Furthermore, he is viewed favorably by every subgroup, including Republicans.

“Commissioner Campbell’s opponent (Keith Gates) is unknown to 87% of the electorate.

“Foster Campbell is given credit from the voters for standing up for the people against the big utility companies, with 57% more likely to support him for this reason.  A majority of voters also believe that Foster Campbell will stand up for what is right, no matter who is on the other side of an issue.

“Foster Campbell is in a strong position to win re-election.  He receives strong support from Democrats,  but also has the support of a majority of independents and ticket splitters, while receiving significant support from Republican voters in this district.”

The poll surveyed 600 likely voters between July 29 and August 2.  The margin of error is +/-4%.

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