The Green Party's sole candidate in Louisiana this election cycle, Eliot S. Barron is making good on a promise to the citizens and voters of the state and nation: to be an alternative perspective on the ballot. Barron, whose civic duties have included a tour in the regular army, the census operation in 2010, and numerous volunteer positions for the International Red Cross, is intent on gaining ground where few might expect: the "safely" Republican House of Representatives.
Steeped in both American and World History, a student of current affairs, and a strong voice for justice, freedom, peace, and the environment, Barron is a thoughtful and candid person, whose approach to politics is quite timely.
A veteran of a campaign for a special election, the candidate this year has distinguished himself in print, on television and radio, and has even recorded a podcast series in an effort to let people know that the time has come to make a clear stand.
Encouraging the politically liberal to be recognized and counted, while welcoming searchers for new voices or otherwise making the Green Party a home for both the hopeful and disenchanted, Eliot aims to get many of the 20% undecided's votes.
A former medic with a U.S. Army Ranger Battalion, Barron remembers well his regimental slogan "Rangers lead the way!"
"All the way!"
Mr. Barron is passionate about the great state of Louisiana and is an avid outdoorsman, spending as much time outside as possible. With your support, he'll put people before politics and represent Louisiana earnestly and honestly in congress.
Eliot S. Barron, Candidate for the 5th Louisiana district of the United States House of Representatives, is a political outsider running with a fresh alternative to the Democratic and Republican status quo, the Green Party.
After graduating from Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, having studied in Munich, Germany his junior year abroad, Mr. Barron enlisted and was stationed in Missouri, Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Washington and points in between; living and working also in Alaska and Wisconsin. This broad exposure to other states in the union and time in the workforce has opened all horizons.