DFER-Louisiana Endorses Louisiana House of Representatives Candidate Royce Duplessis

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DFER-Louisiana Endorses Louisiana House of Representatives Candidate Royce Duplessis

Duplessis running in House District 93 open race; Election Day is March 24, 2018


NEW ORLEANS, LA – Eva Kemp, State Director for Democrats for Education Reform-Louisiana, released the following statement:

“Today, Democrats for Education Reform-Louisiana announces our strong endorsement of Royce Duplessis to the Louisiana House of Representative for District 93,” said Kemp. “Over the last few years, the DFER-Louisiana team has had the opportunity to get to know Royce, his passion for improving educational outcomes for students and his commitment to public service.”

Royce Duplessis is an attorney and serves as the owner of the Duplessis Law Firm, LLC, specializing in civil litigation and criminal defense. Duplessis has previous experience working in city government as Chief of Staff for New Orleans City Councilmember James Carter (District C), in the state judiciary as Special Counsel to the Louisiana Supreme Court, and in the nonprofit sector as the past Chairman of the New Orleans City Planning Commission and Immediate Past President of the GNO Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. Duplessis has been a mentor with the nationally renowned Silverback Society since 2012 and is a graduate of the Education Leadership Institute (ELI), a leadership development training program co-sponsored by Education Reform Now that equips community members with knowledge and resources about the public education landscape in New Orleans.

“Royce would be a great addition to the New Orleans Delegation and the Democratic Caucus and is well-versed and prepared to handle issues that impact Louisiana’s students and families, not just in the classroom, but in the communities,” said Kemp. “I’m confident that he will be an ally and partner to the Administration and his colleagues in the House of Representatives when he is tasked with rectifying our budgetary issues, expanding access to high-quality public school options from birth to 12th grade as well as postsecondary pathways including TOPS, expanding access to early childhood education, ensuring pay equity and continued improvement of our criminal justice system.”


Contact: Leslie Leavoy — leslie@dfer.org