Green Party veteran candidate Eliot Barron is making good on a promise to the citizens and voters of the state and nation: to be an independent alternative on the ballot.
Barron, whose civic duties include a tour in the army, the commerce department's census operation of 2010, volunteer positions for the Red Cross, and two prior congressional runs, is gaining ground where few might expect: toward the "safely" Republican House of Representatives.
Steeped both in American and in World History, a student of current affairs, a strong voice for justice, freedom, peace and the environment, Barron is a thoughtful and candid person, whose call to politics is right on time.
The candidate in past years has distinguished himself in print, on television and radio. He has even recorded a podcast series in an effort to let people know that the time has come to make a clear stand, and to create the new media.
Encouraging independents to be recognized and counted, welcoming searchers for new voices and otherwise making the Green Party a home for both the hopeful and disenchanted, Eliot aims to get the district's undecideds' votes.
Once assigned as a medic to the U.S. Army 2nd Airborne Ranger Battalion, Barron remembers "Rangers lead the way. All the way."
Mr. Barron is passionate about the state of Louisiana and is an avid outdoorsman. With your support, he'll put people before politics and represent Louisiana in a new congress. It is high time for rotation in the capitol.
Eliot Barron, candidate for Louisiana's 1st district of the United States House of Representatives, is an independent running with a fresh alternative to the Democratic and Republican status quo, the Green Party.
A graduate of Lewis and Clark College in Oregon, having studied abroad in Munich, Germany, Barron enlisted in the military and was stationed in Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Washington and Virginia for training and service; living and working also in Alaska and Wisconsin and points in between. This exposure to other states and regional cultures in the country with real time in the workforce has opened horizons and will be of invaluable worth in office.
As a realtor in today's market, Barron appreciates diverse economic realities and demographic truths. With eyes that see and ears that hear, he would make a good representative.