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Baker Residents Call for Change Ahead of Local Elections

Darnell Waits
Darnell Waits

BATON ROUGE, La. — The anticipation is palpable in Baker, Louisiana, as the city braces for its upcoming local elections on March 23rd. Residents are making their voices heard loud and clear: change is overdue.


Brenda Jackson
Brenda Jackson

At the forefront of this drive for change is the highly contested mayoral race.

Incumbent Darnell Waits finds himself in a fierce battle against challengers Brenda Jackson, Denise Stevenson, and Doris Alexander. Each candidate is pitching their plans to improve Baker, focusing on creating jobs, ensuring safety, and fixing the city's infrastructure.


The recent Baker Candidates Forum, expertly organized by the Baker Lions Club, provided a platform for direct engagement between residents and the candidates. Attendees emphasized the importance of being well-informed before casting their votes.


Denise Stevenson
Denise Stevenson

Long-time resident Edmond Sanders stressed, "Being informed is crucial to having a say in our community's future."


In addition to the mayoral race, residents will also cast their votes for the chief of police and city council members. These positions wield significant influence over the city's direction.


Baker seems poised on the brink of transformation. Voices like Wanda Horton's echo the sentiment of many: they want leaders who listen and act in the best interest of everyone.

Doris Alexander
Doris Alexander

As the election draws nearer, Baker's residents are gearing up to make their voices count. .

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