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Rep. Dalton Honoré
D - Baton Rouge

Dalton Honoré has been a life-long dedicated law enforcement officer in East Baton Rouge Parish. In 1965 Honore was appointed as the first African-American Deputy Sheriff in East Baton Rouge Parish. He spent approximately twelve years with the Sheriff’s Office rising to the rank of Captain and Sub-Station Commander.

Honoré left the Sheriff’s Office to start a private business, and while working at the family owned business his love for law enforcement allowed him to return to that profession as a legal investigator with the Parish Attorney’s office.

His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree at Southern University in Vocational Education. Additionally, he graduated from Louisiana State University Law Enforcement Institute and Louisiana State University Basic Law Enforcement Academy.

He is a father and grandfather. Dalton was married to the late JoEthel Honoré for 45 years. They have three children and six grandchildren. He is a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

His community involvement includes his membership and volunteer work with the American Legion, Post 502, and Baton Rouge Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. He continues his dedication as a member of the Southern University Century Club, Scotlandville High School Alumni Association, the Southern University 6th Man Club, and former president of the Crestworth Neighborhood Association.

In May 2010, Honoré was elected to serve as Louisiana State Representative, completing the term of deceased Rep. Avon Honey. Honoré is serving on the Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, Transportation, Highways and Public Works Committee, House Committee on Homeland Security, and Joint Committee on Homeland Security. Also he is a member of Capital Region Legislative Delegation, Democratic Caucus and Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus. Honoré was re-elected as Louisiana State Representative of District 63 on Oct. 22, 2011.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m.

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and Patricia Smith, with the College of Government and Social Sciences at Southern University, moderate the discussion.

“Election 2016” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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