The Louisiana State Troopers Association will hold a forum Saturday featuring the four main candidates for governor.
The forum is part of the LSTA 43rd Annual Convention and will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Baton Rouge.
LSTA confirmed to The Advocate that the four — Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards and Republicans U.S. Sen. David Vitter, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle — will take part in person.
Retired Louisiana State Police Chief of Staff, Lt. Col. Mark Oxley will moderate and candidates will be given a chance to answer three questions related to State Police operations and make opening and closing remarks.
On Thursday, three of the four candidates will take part in a forum hosted by by AARP Louisiana, the Councils on Aging and the Louisiana Aging Network, also in Baton Rouge. Vitter has said he’ll be unable to attend Thursday because of a scheduling conflict.
The election to select Louisiana’s next governor will take place Oct. 24, with a Nov. 21 runoff, if no candidate takes more than 50 percent of the vote in the first round.