Political candidates who wish The Advocate to publish statements of their candidacies for the March 24 presidential preference primary and municipal primary elections must submit typed statements and color photographs no later than 5 p.m. Friday, March 9.

Statements must include the office sought, reasons for running, background information on the candidate, and the name and telephone number of someone who may be contacted for additional information.

Each photograph must have the candidate’s name in the subject line of the email or printed on the back of the hard copy.

Statements may be emailed to Metro Editor Vicki Ferstel at vferstel@theadvocate.com or mailed to The Advocate Newsroom, Attention: Running for Office, P.O. Box 588, Baton Rouge, LA 70821. The announcements also may be submitted to our News Department in the Administrative Building, 7290 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70821-0588 or any of our news bureaus.

The statements are published Monday through Friday as space allows. The Advocate reserves the right to edit the statements.