The Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish endorsed all three GOP candidates for Lieutenant Governor in the Oct. 24 open primary.

State Sen. Elbert Guillory, of Opelousas, former Plaquemines Parish president Billy Nungesser, and Jefferson Parish President John Young received a vote of confidence from the Baton Rouge party.

“These endorsements are intended to say that we have investigated each of these candidates, and we feel they are well qualified for the office,” said Woody Jenkins, who chairs the parish party. “We also believe, based on their answers to many detailed questions, that they are strong conservatives and would govern accordingly.”

The endorsement will allow all three to say they are endorsed by the party and use the Republican Party logo.

Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, who is running as a Democrat, is also in the race.