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Dr. Belinda Davis, La. House District 70 Candidate (2019)

The Press Club



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-10-21

Duration: 00:42:02

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Elections, 2019 | Politics | Louisiana. Legislature


  • Davis, Belinda Speaker


A speech by Dr. Belinda Davis (D) before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 21, 2019. Dr. Davis is a political science professor at LSU and a candidate for Louisiana State House District 70. Her opponent in the November 16th run-off election, Barbara Freiburg (R), was unable to attend. Dr. Davis discusses her background and her decision to run for office. She also answers questions from members of the press on a variety of topics, including: higher education; the Industrial Tax Exemption Program (ITEP); the most important issues facing District 70; land use; criminal justice reform; the incorporation of the City of St. George; abolishing the death penalty; her qualifications; and building a new Mississippi River Bridge in Baton Rouge.