Chauna Banks-Daniel says she will focus on building on the “overlooked assets” of the Metro Council District 2 community in north Baton Rouge should she be elected to the seat in the Nov. 6 election.
Banks-Daniel, 50, said she will work to link issues such as education, employment, safety and family support.
“Having been a resident of North Baton Rouge my entire life, I have worked for positive changes in our community,” Banks-Daniel said. “I want to bring fresh ideas and positive solutions to the city and parish government.”
Banks-Daniel said working with District 2 residents and forming additional neighborhood associations is part of the solution to crime. Funding infrastructure such as sidewalks and street lighting will help bring families and businesses to the area, she added.
Banks-Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and a master’s degree in mental health counseling, both from Southern University. She is the founder and executive director of Revelation Knowledge, Inc., a nonprofit she said is focused on family life education.
Banks-Daniel, a Democrat, faces seven opponents for the open seat being vacated by Ulysses “Bones” Addison, who is term limited. The other candidates are: Corey B. Alfred, Leroy Davis, Steven Cook, Hillery Johnson, Joseph Plummer Edward Roberts and James Slaughter Jr. All are Democrats.
Metro Council District 2 is a north Baton Rouge district roughly bordered by Heck Young Drive, Harding Boulevard, Lavey Lane and Pettit Road in the north, Pettit Road, Foster Drive and Plank Road in the east, Airline Highway in the south, and Scenic Highway and the Baton Rouge Barge Canal in the west.
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