Voters in Louisiana’s 8th House District elect pro-school choice candidate Raymond Crews

The Louisiana Federation for Children Action Fund congratulates its endorsed candidate, Raymond Crews, who was victorious in the Louisiana House District 8 run-off election. The Louisiana Federation for Children Action Fund conducted independent expenditures on the candidate’s behalf.

“Tonight’s results confirm 8th District voters’ preference for a candidate who supports innovative educational choice options,” said Ann Duplessis, President of Louisiana Federation for Children.

“Raymond believes that it is a fundamental right for parents to be able to choose the best school for their children. We remain committed to ensuring every child has access to a quality school of their parents’ choice and will continue to stand alongside elected officials, Democratic or Republican, who support and protect our school choice programs.”

The Louisiana Federation for Children (LFC), the state’s voice for educational choice, seeks to improve Louisiana’s K-12 education by advancing systemic and sustainable public policy that empowers parents, particularly those in low-income families, to choose the education they determine is best for their children.

LFC supports a wide range of educational choice initiatives, so that high quality public, charter and private schools flourish and parents will have the opportunity to select the quality school that works best for their children, and so that teachers will have the flexibility to select the school that best utilizes their strengths and interests. LFC also fights against bills and regulatory attacks that would create barriers for families in existing school choice programs.


Ann Duplessis is a former state legislator where she served on the Senate Education Committee and fought successfully to expand educational options for Louisiana’s children by authoring and supporting numerous pieces of school choice legislation. Duplessis resides in New Orleans and remains active in numerous civic activities.