Mandeville Rep. Richard Nelson competes in the Louisiana governor’s race

MANDEVILLE, La. (KPEL News) — A new, fresh face is entering the race for Louisiana’s next governor with a message that it’s time to replace “leaders stuck in the past.”

At age 36, state Representative Richard Nelson of Mandeville put his name in a race led by Attorney General Jeff Landry, State Treasurer John Schroder, Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus, and Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Sharon Hewitt and Attorney Hunter Lundy. We’re still waiting to hear if US Rep. Garret Graves will step in, or if a Democrat will actually step in as well.

Rep. Richard Nelson, Facebook via State Representative Richard Nelson

Rep. Richard Nelson, Facebook via State Representative Richard Nelson

Rep. Nelson is entering the race with a message that may resonate with many Louisiana voters: the end of the Louisiana income tax, as stated by lailluminator.com. He has stated that the state’s complicated tax structure is one reason for the continuing decline in population. He also points to Louisiana’s history of underperforming, saying that if the state was just average then “every 4 years we would live longer and get a 33% raise.

Louisiana has all the pros and cons but is being held back by leaders stuck in the past,” Nelson explains in his announcement video. “If Louisiana was just the average in the country, every 4 years we would live longer and get a 33% raise. This is what bad government costs us: four years of our lives and a third of our income.”

The Mandeville representative has been in office since 2019.

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