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 Information about Southeastern’s SGA can be found at

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