Drainage, encouraging small business in Baton Rouge at the forefront of District 4 council race | Elections

Drainage and small business development are top priorities for the candidates running for the District 4 seat on the East Baton Rouge Metro Council, a position soon to be vacated by term-limited councilman Scott Wilson. 

The seat represents much of the city of Central and the eastern edge of the parish, an area that has been ravaged by flooding and is now struggling to recover from the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the economy. 

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The only Democrat in the race, Tenika James, 43, owns a mental health counseling service. She wants to implement a mentorship program that helps students explore career paths that don’t require four-year degrees by pairing them with local business owners.

“The time has changed and things are different, so if we try to

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