Cleo Fields, former State Senator and U.S. Congressman has been endorsed by both the Democratic Party and Congressman Cedric Richmond over his opponent Patricia Smith.
Fields and Smith are both running for the vacant 14th Senatorial District seat, vacated by term limited, Yvonne Colomb. The Senate 14 race will be determined on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Upon his endorsement by Congressman Cedric Richmond, Richmond says “I watched Cleo fight Republican and Democratic Governors to ensure that the residents in his Senate District were heard loud and clear. Now, more than ever, we need Cleo’s leadership and experience and that is why he is endorsed by the Democratic Party.”
In 1993, Fields created a Congressional Classroom for elementary through secondary school-age students, noted for being the first of its kind in the country, to develop leadership and self-esteem while understanding the governmental process. It’s known today as the Louisiana Leadership Institute.
On December 13, 1997, Fields was elected to the 14th Senatorial District of Louisiana, returning him to his political origin as State Senator. He was elected with 75% of the vote over five other candidates. Fields went on to serve as Chair of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus from 2000-2001 and completed his term as State Senator in 2007.
In his public career, Cleo has made an extraordinary difference for all people. He’s constantly standing to help improve education for our children, lend a hand to our senior citizens, and working to bring new and better jobs to our community.