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2015 Lieutenant Governor's Forum

The Press Club



Genre: Debate

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-10-12

Duration: 00:48:48

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Television debates | Politics | Elections, 2015 | Louisiana lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2015 | Guillory, Elbert L. | Nungesser, Billy, 1959- | Young, John F., Jr. | Holden, Melvin "Kip" | Louisiana. Office of State Parks | Louisiana. Department of Economic Development | Louisiana. Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism | Film Industry


  • Guillory, Elbert Speaker
  • Nungesser, Billy Speaker
  • Young, John Speaker
  • Holden, Kip Speaker
  • Engster, Jim Speaker


A debate at the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 12, 2015, between the four candidates for Lieutenant Governor: State Senator Elbert Guillory (R); former Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser (R); Jefferson Parish President John Young (R); and Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden (D). The debate begins with each candidate’s opening statement. Members of the press then ask the candidates questions on the following topics: why they are running for the office; whether they will use a security detail; funding for state parks; whether they support moving the Department of Economic Development under the jurisdiction of the Lieutenant Governor; whether they plan to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism; the biggest issue facing the office; and the future of the film industry in Louisiana. The debate ends with each candidate’s closing statement.