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|U.S. House, Louisiana, District 6|
|High school||Kinder High School|
|Bachelor's||Grambling State University (1975)|
|Master's||Southern University (2008)|
|Place of birth||Lafayette, LA|
Caesar was an Independent candidate for Governor of Louisiana in the 2011 election. He lost to incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal in the October 22, 2011 primary election. He previously ran an unsuccessful effort to recall current Governor Bobby Jindal.
Caesar was born in southwest Louisiana. He earned a B.S. in accounting from Grambling State University and an M.B.A. from Southern University, where he is currently pursuing a PhD in public policy.
When asked to state his platform for his candidacy, Ceasar identified his top priorities:
- Jobs: "I would venture to say the state of Louisiana has probably about 11-14% unemployment."
- Health care reform: "Louisiana has a very high percentage of population on Medicaid for both children and certain elderly who are qualified for it."
- Education: "Education and health care are unprotected budgets in the state of Louisiana. If I am elected governor, they will be priorities and they will be protected."
- Income tax: "I would eliminate the income tax. There is sufficient funds here to run the state in an efficient manner."
Caesar ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 5th District. Caesar faced incumbent Rodney Alexander (R) and Clay Steven Grant (L) in the November 6 blanket primary. Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they go to a runoff, to be held on December 8.
|U.S. House, Louisiana District 5 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Rodney Alexander Incumbent||77.8%||202,536|
|None||Clay Steven Grant||7.8%||20,194|
|Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
The Louisiana gubernatorial election of 2011 was decided on October 22, 2011 in the primary election. Incumbent Republican Bobby Jindal captured more than 50% of the vote in the blanket primary, winning re-election outright. The Louisiana general election was scheduled for Saturday, November 19, 2011 but the office of governor did not appear on the ballot.
|Governor of Louisiana, 2011|
|Republican||Bobby Jindal Incumbent||65.8%||673,239|
|Democratic||Niki Bird Papazoglakis||2.1%||21,885|
|Independent||Robert Lang, Jr.||0.9%||9,109|
Caesar is married and has two children. He lives in Opelousas, LA.
P.O. Box 1282
Opelousas, LA 70571
Phone: (225) 456-5658
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- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate database," accessed September 8, 2011
- NOLA.com, "Against monumental odds, 9 mount bids to unseat Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal
- DailyWorld.com, "Ceasar to run for La. governor," July 5, 2011 (dead link)
- Lsureveille.com, "Interview with Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Ron Caesar," October 3, 2011
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate List," accessed October 22,2012
- The Green Papers, "2010 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance"