Educational Choice Supporters Victorious in Louisiana Elections

The Louisiana Federation for Children Action Fund (LFC-AF) congratulates its endorsed candidates who won the 10 of 14 races in which LFC-AF invested.

Statement from Kelli Bottger, State Director, Louisiana Federation for Children Action Fund:

“The victorious candidates will join a bipartisan coalition of elected officials in supporting educational choice for Louisiana families. Voters delivered a clear message to Gov. John Bel Edwards, both legislative chambers and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). They believe parents should have the option to choose the best educational setting for their children, and elected officials should protect and expand school choice to benefit more families.”

In the state’s legislature and Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) races – both primary and Saturday’s runoff election, LFC-AF provided just over $3.4 million in independent expenditures to support pro-educational choice candidates, representing the largest election investment in LFC-AF’s history.

Louisiana Federation for Children Action Fund Election Highlights

House of Representatives:
Supported 11 candidates. 7 candidates were elected.

  • Beau Beaullieu, HD 48
  • Aimee Freeman, HD 98
  • Barbara Freiberg, HD 70
  • Mike Huval, HD 46
  • Scott McKnight, HD 68
  • Chuck Owen, HD 30
  • Troy Romero, HD 37

Supported 2 candidates. 2 candidates were elected.

  • Franklin Foil, SD 16
  • Robert Mills, SD 36

Board of Elementary and Secondary Education: 
Supported 1 candidate who was elected.

  • Ronnie Morris, District 6

The Louisiana Federation for Children Action Fund 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-AF also fights against bills and regulatory attacks that would create barriers for families in existing school choice programs.