1A Announces Series of Election-Related Programming


LAFAYETTE, LA. – One Acadiana (1A) announced today that, in collaboration with local and regional partners, it will host a series of programming around the fall elections.

On October 12, citizens across state will cast their votes for Louisiana’s governor, lieutenant governor, other statewide officials, state legislators, BESE members, and various constitutional amendments, with any needed runoffs taking place in November. With all state offices and legislative seats on the ballot, decisions made in the 2019 elections will shape the economic future of Louisiana.

In addition to weighing in on state offices, Lafayette Parish voters will also decide on our community’s next Mayor-President, members of the newly established City and Parish Councils, members of the Lafayette Parish School Board, and various other parish leadership roles.

As the economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region and the central business organization for Lafayette, 1A is committed to working with local, regional and state officials on policies that help to achieve our community’s full potential for economic development, quality of life, and sustainable growth. To that end, 1A is hosting a series of election programming to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the candidates and their views on the issues that are important to our community.

Candidate Meet & Greet – Lafayette City and Parish Councils

Date: Tuesday, Aug. 27

Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Location: Le Pavillon / 1913 Kaliste Saloom Rd. Lafayette, LA  70508

Event Details: All candidates for Lafayette City Council and Lafayette Parish Council will have the opportunity to introduce themselves and network with 1A investors, members, and partners. We are also inviting candidates for other offices, including Mayor-President, to join the networking. This event is only open to One Acadiana investors, members, and partners.

Hosted by: One Acadiana


Lafayette Mayor-President Forum

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18

Time: 6:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Acadiana Center for the Arts / 101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501

Event Details: Moderated by Jim Hummel of KATC, candidates Carlee Alm-LaBar (NP), Simone Champagne (R), Josh Guillory (R), and Nancy Marcotte (R) will participate in a Jeopardy style forum to discuss the opportunities, challenges, and important issues facing Lafayette Parish. The event is free to the public and will be broadcast live on KATC.

Hosted by: One Acadiana, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, KATC


Lafayette Parish School Board Candidate Forum

Date: Monday, Sept. 23

Time: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Location: Acadiana Center for the Arts / 101 W. Vermilion St. Lafayette, LA 70501

Event Details: The forum will be moderated by Dr. Pearson Cross, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UL Lafayette, and will provide the opportunity for candidates for all School Board districts to introduce themselves and answer 2-3 questions, followed by a candidate meet and greet with members of partner organizations and the public.

Hosted by: One Acadiana, LaPESC, the705

1A will also be partnering with local chambers of commerce throughout the nine-parish region to support programming around legislative races in their area.

One Acadiana encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

For more information on 1A’s election programming and public policy agenda, visit Register for events at

About One Acadiana
One Acadiana is the leading economic development organization for the nine-parish Acadiana region located in south Louisiana. With more than 950 investors and members, One Acadiana serves as the voice of the regional business community. The organization is located in the city of Lafayette and serves a region of roughly 700,000 people with a vibrant culture and unique entrepreneurial spirit. Learn more at

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