The Louisiana Democratic Party endorsed Sandra “Candy” Christophe,
candidate for United States Congress in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District at the State Central Committee meeting, Feb 13.
“The Louisiana Democratic Party is proud to endorse Candy Christophe to represent Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District in the United State House of Representatives,” said party chair Katie Bernhardt. “Apart from being a remarkable candidate capable of bringing people together, Candy embodies Louisiana values. We’re excited to see her sworn in as the first African-American female member of Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation.”
Christophe was born in Tangipahoa Parish and raised in East Feliciana Parish. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Louisiana College in Pineville, and a master’s in social work from Grambling State University. Christophe now resides in Alexandria.
As the granddaughter of a Louisiana farmer and a woman of faith, she understands the issues facing families living in the 5th Congressional District and embodies their values, said party leaders.
“I am honored to receive the nomination of the Louisiana Democratic Party,” said Christophe. “I’m guided by my faith, and the Bible tells us that two is better than one. It’s time for us to unite as one and work together to solve the big issues that families living in the 5th district face everyday. Our campaign is about living wages, more economic opportunities, support for
farmers, better schools, and improved health care. It’s about the people of the 5th district.”
She is an entrepreneur and a clinical social worker who knows how to bring people together to solve problems. Low wages and soaring health care costs make it difficult for working families to get ahead, while underfunded schools put Louisiana’s young people at a disadvantage.
The district include Monroe, Bogalusa, Rapides parish, and Richland parish. Christophe said she will improve schools, make healthcare more affordable, and increase wages for all Louisianans. She is the only Democrat in a crowded field of Republicans.
Early voting begins March 6th. Election Day is March 20, 2021.