Mandie Landry announces candidacy for House District 91.
Ready to move Louisiana forward
Today, local attorney, neighborhood leader and civic advocate Mandie Landry announced her candidacy for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 91.
“I am ready to serve the people of Louisiana, like I have served my clients and my community over the years,” said Ms. Landry. “I want to help ensure that working class men and women in Louisiana have a voice and the same opportunities I have been given to succeed.”
Mandie grew up in the greater New Orleans area in a working class home; her father was a plumber and her mother a school secretary. She was the first in her family to graduate from college thanks to scholarships from Notre Dame and Georgetown Law. “It’s time we had people in state government who understand the struggles in our daily lives and who will fight for us,” said Ms. Landry. Mandie moved home to be with her parents in 2010 after her father was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a terminal disease caused by exposure to asbestos. The commitment to service, hard work, and advocacy she learned from her family and through her education drives her to this day.
“Like every New Orleanian, I’m a fighter,” said Ms. Landry. “I’m tired of seeing our state at the bottom of all the good lists and the top of all the bad ones. Education, healthcare, our incarceration rate, poverty rate... There is no shortage of problems we see everyday in New Orleans that are the result of decades of the same policies that come from Baton Rouge. We live in a beautiful, rich state but so much of it does not help the families who work and live here. It’s time to move Louisiana forward.”
Mandie practices law at a well-known litigation firm in New Orleans, and serves on the board of the Climana Neighborhood Association. As an attorney she specializes in helping local businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals get justice in court. She has received awards from the Pro Bono Project and Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for her pro-bono services for underprivileged clients.
“Public service is about making our community a better place to live,” said Ms. Landry. “It is about people believing that they can make a positive change if they put in the time and effort. From planting new trees in our neighborhood to statewide criminal justice reform, when we work together we can make progress a reality. I look forward to the opportunity to serve District 91 and to talk with voters over the coming months as I go door to door to hear your concerns and how we can make a difference together.”
District 91 residents are encouraged to email Mandie at firstname.lastname@example.org to share the issues they care about and invite her to speak in their neighborhood.
The primary will be held October 12, 2019.
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