Times-Picayune: Radio reporter runs for 82nd District seat...House hopeful seeks to curb 'brain drain'
Saturday, September 01, 2007...
East Jefferson bureau...
Christopher Tidmore, a former newspaper columnist and a radio reporter and program host, has announced his candidacy for the 82nd District seat in the state House of Representatives.
The district covers Old Jefferson, Elmwood, part of Metairie between Elmwood and West Esplanade Avenue, and part of the New Orleans Riverbend area. Incumbent Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, cannot seek re-election because of term limits.
Tidmore, a Republican, said he supports tax cuts for businesses and the repeal of the Stelly Plan tax swap, and he hopes to stem the "brain drain" in the New Orleans area.
"My campaign has one major theme: providing opportunities so our kids don't have to leave just to find a decent job," he said.
Tidmore, 33, has been a columnist for The Louisiana Weekly newspaper and host of programs on WTIX-AM and WBYU-AM. He resigned a job as reporter on WRNO-FM to enter the race.
The election is Oct. 20.
View the TP article at http://www.nola.com/timespic/stories/index.ssf?/base/news-5/1188626855165060.xml&coll=1
September 1, 2007 9:40 AM