Why I Am Seeking Re-Election

Rowdy Gaudet for Council District 3

After much prayer and discernment, I am excited to announce my candidacy for re-election as your District 3 Metro Council member.

Over the past three years, we have accomplished a lot together, including: 

  • Advancing hundreds of millions of dollars towards MovEBR traffic and drainage priorities and projects 
  • Increasing penalties for drag racing and stunt driving, leading to a decrease in the occurrence of this nuisance
  • Enhancing residential and commercial development standards to reduce flooding
  • Sponsoring community cleanups and job fairs in District 3
  • Authorizing critical economic development projects like the Amazon fulfillment center 
  • Increasing affordable housing production 
  • Supporting law enforcement through increased pay, upgraded equipment and vehicles, and enhanced technology
  • Passing the human trafficking prevention ordinance 
  • Strengthening the abandoned signs ordinance 
  • Supporting the prevention of camping in public spaces
  • Implementing regulations and distance requirements for vape retailers 
  • Allocating millions of dollars towards blight elimination across the parish
  • Protecting residential area quality of life 
  • Supporting millions in funding towards Interstate 10 upgrades and a new Mississippi River bridge 
  • Elected as the Council’s appointee to the Visit Baton Rouge Board of Directors, working to increase tourism in our parish  
  • Appointed as a member of the Council Public Safety Committee, the Stormwater Advisory Commission, the Human Services Task Force, and the Brighten Up Baton Rouge Litter Task Force 

We know there is still more work to do. I am eager to continue working with you to address the challenges we face and the opportunities that lie before us to build a brighter future for East Baton Rouge Parish.

Thank you for this opportunity to serve, and I am confident that we will accomplish even more in the years ahead. I ask for your prayers and for your continued support as we move forward together.

Thank you for your trust and confidence.