April 20, 2023
The Reverend James Edward Smith Sr. of Rayville, LA announces plans to run for the state of Louisiana District 34 Senate seat for the Republican party. His reasoning for running is "Because the Democratic party turned him away when I assisted with the Honorable Governor John Bell Edwards' re-election." He shares. "I was denied a seat in the Democratic party."
Reverend Smith is a lifelong resident of Rayville, LA. He has served as the pastor of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Pioneer, LA for over thirty consecutive years. Reverend Smith, affectionately known as "Rev" or "Pastor Smith"...