Wayne ‘Spider’ Carter, EBR Parish metro council member, announced yesterday he will run for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish in the upcoming fall election against Kip Holden.

Spiders are famous for weaving storm-resistant webs trapping their prey with ease.  Research is currently underway to replicate the silk weave of a spider for bullet-proof vests.  Amazingly powerful.

Carter has been a strong opponent of current Mayor-President Kip Holden on many fronts.  Having the inside information as a metro council member for the past 8 years, ‘Spider’ has been in the know of all city parish budgets, decisions and behind-the-scene scuttlebutt the average citizen does not have the pleasure, or displeasure, of knowing.

Love him or hate him, one thing you can definitely say about Wayne ‘Spider’ Carter is that he will stand against the political powers that be to speak up for what he believes.  Carter has become the target of current Mayor-President Kip Holden’s wrath on more than one occasion.  Spider still stood his ground.

What really counts are the citizens and voters of EBR Parish.  Voters are always seeking out a candidate that is willing to withstand the storms of politics regardless of the outcome.  Carter may just be that man.  A former bull-rider who has worked hard as a laborer and now lives the American dream as a successful business owner. 

Carter says he plans to address the most pressing concerns of EBR Parish citizens that affect our quality of life that Holden has not adequately addressed including a rising crime rate and traffic woes.  Spider also said he plans no new taxes and to turn around Holden’s wasteful spending habits.  A time that has come.

Until next time,

Red Stick Republican