Jamie Mayo

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Jamie Mayo
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 5
PartyDemocratic
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ProfessionMayor of Monroe
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Jamie Mayo is a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[1][2]

He was a 2013 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Louisiana.[3] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[4]

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to appeal to the people of the 5th Congressional District,” Mayo said in a statement prior to his official announcement on August 18, 2013.

Mayo has been the mayor of Monroe, LA, for 12 years.[3][5]

Issues

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

In a forum on October 8, 2013, at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Mayo commented on the shutdown, calling it “ludicrous” and said government leaders should have worked out the problem before allowing the problem to escalate.[6]

“It’s all about the [Patient Protection and] Affordable Care Act. The American people are being held hostage because one party didn’t get its way,” Mayo said.[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Mayo is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 5th District.[3][7] Mayo is running as a Democratic candidate in the primary election on November 4, 2014.

2013

See also: Louisiana's 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

Mayo ran for the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Louisiana.[3] The election was held to replace Rodney Alexander, who announced his resignation in order to take a position as the next Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs at the end of September 2013.[8] He was defeated in the open primary on October 19, 2013.[4]

“I’m honored to have the opportunity to appeal to the people of the 5th Congressional District,” Mayo said in a statement prior to his official announcement on August 18, 2013.

Mayo said the race will not be about “blue” or “red” politics. “My focus is going to be on green,” he said, about putting the focus on economic development, education, health care and removing the “stigma” of being in one of the poorest congressional districts in the nation.

“It was my hope there would be one candidate for the Democratic Party, but it appears that is not going to happen. I did consider not running because of that,” Mayo said. He argued that the overwhelming encouragement he received convinced him to enter the race and to push for some of the progress made in Monroe throughout the entire district.[3]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 Special Election Open Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNeil Riser 32% 33,045
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVance McAllister 17.8% 18,386
     Republican Clyde Holloway 10.9% 11,250
     Republican Phillip "Blake" Weatherly 0.5% 517
     Republican Jay Morris 6.9% 7,083
     Democratic Marcus Hunter 3% 3,088
     Democratic Robert Johnson 9.6% 9,971
     Democratic Jamie Mayo 14.8% 15,317
     Democratic Weldon Russell 2.5% 2,554
     Libertarian Henry Herford, Jr. 0.9% 886
     Libertarian S.B.A. Zaitoon 0.1% 129
     Green Eliot Barron 0.5% 492
     Independent Tom Gibbs 0.3% 324
     Independent Peter Williams 0.3% 335
Total Votes 103,377
Source: Official results via Louisiana Secretary of State

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