Southeastern Student Government Association, Greater Hammond Chamber to host candidate meet and greet, forum
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s Student Government Association
and the Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce will co-host two events Thursday, Sept.
6, to highlight the importance of upcoming local elections. A candidates Meet and
Greet is scheduled from 5 to 6:45 p.m. and a Secretary of State Candidates Forum will
immediately follow at 7 p.m. Both free and open to the public, the events will be
held in the Southeastern Student Union Ballroom.
Over 54 candidates for a variety of offices at the local, state and federal levels on the Nov. 6 ballot will be on hand to meet voters face to face and share their campaign platforms during the Meet and Greet. Participating candidates include those running for offices from the 1st and 5th congressional districts, Tangipahoa Parish School Board, City of Hammond mayoral and city council races and Town of Kentwood races.
Candidates confirmed for participation in the Secretary of State forum are Heather Cloud, “Gwen” Collins-Greenup, A.G. Crowe, “Rick” Edmonds, Renee Fontenot Free, Matthew Paul “Matt” Moreau and Julie Stokes.
For more information on these or other governmental affairs endeavors of the Greater Hammond Chamber, call 985-345-4457 or go to hammondchamber.org. Information about Southeastern’s SGA can be found at southeastern.edu.