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Dedicated Leadership for a Better Baton Rouge: Announcing My Candidacy

By The Weekly Press Staff

Chauna Banks is a dedicated and accomplished individual with a proven track record of getting things done. Chauna Banks, a Baton Rouge native, has announced her candidacy for public office, and her deep roots in the community and unwavering commitment to its progress are evident.


Chauna Banks' educational journey began at Southern University Laboratory High School, where she laid the foundation for her academic pursuits. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Southern University and a Master's degree in Education, Leadership, and Counseling from Southern University Graduate School.


Chauna Banks has been a dedicated employee with the East Baton Rouge School District for years, serving the city's youth and investing in their future. She proudly serves her third term as a Metropolitan Councilmember, representing Council District 2. Her hands-on approach and unwavering dedication to residents, business leaders, public and private institutions, community groups, and fellow elected officials have challenged the "status quo" and positively impacted her constituents.


Chauna Banks' vision is crystal clear: to enhance the quality of life for all constituents, regardless of race, class, gender, or socioeconomic status. With a substantial portion of District 63 falling within her council district, she is well-positioned to initiate meaningful change from day one.


Guided by her commitment to empowering the underserved, Chauna Banks' agenda for District 63 prioritizes equitable funding for child welfare, environmental safety, infrastructure, juvenile justice, and education. She is steadfast in her determination to create economic opportunities that span generations and advocate for increased state funding allocated towards community development and revitalization in distressed areas.


As Chauna Banks embarks on this journey, she is eager to engage with the community, listen to their concerns, and work collaboratively to build a brighter future for Baton Rouge. Together with the community's support, progress, equity, and prosperity for all can be achieved under Chauna Banks' leadership.

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