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Baton Rouge Mayoral Forum, Run-off (2020)

The Press Club



Genre: Debate

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2020-11-30

Duration: 01:02:07

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Politics | Elections, 2020 | Baton Rouge mayoral election, 2020 | Television debates | Broome, Sharon Weston | Carter, Stephen F.


  • Engster, Jim Moderator
  • Broome, Sharon Weston Speaker
  • Carter, Steve Speaker


Jim Engster moderates a debate at the Baton Rouge Press Club on November 30, 2020, between the two run-off candidates for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish: Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome (D), the incumbent, and former State Representative Steve Carter (R). The debate begins with each candidate’s opening statement. Members of the press then ask the candidates questions on the following topics: the chief distinction between them and their opponent; their greatest professional setback as a public official; the increase in crime; the division in the United States; who they plan to work with in their administration; Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul’s job performance; public education; transportation; bringing together people of different backgrounds; removing Confederate names from streets; who they voted for in the last gubernatorial and presidential elections; why they are a member of their political party; economic development; their opponents’ biggest strength and weakness; drainage; and what they love about living in Baton Rouge. The debate ends with each candidate’s closing statement.