State Rep. Dalton Honoré is seeking a full term for District 63 in the Oct. 22 primary election.
The district covers much of north Baton Rouge, including Baker, Scotlandville and parts of the Zachary area.
Honoré, 68, was elected in 2010 to fill the vacancy caused by the sudden death of state Rep. Avon Honey. Like Honey, Honoré is a Democrat.
“It has been an honor to serve the people of District 63,” Honoré said. “As a full-time legislator I’ve been able to devote my full attention to the needs of our area by focusing on economic development, job creation, improving education, opportunities and fighting to ensure Southern University is represented.”
A resident of Baton Rouge, Honoré worked in both the private and public sectors. He worked for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office for 12 years, serving as deputy sheriff, captain and sub station commander. He left the Sheriff’s Office to start his own business. He later returned to government work as a legal investigator for the Parish Attorney’s Office until retiring in 2007.
Honoré serves on the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice, the Joint Transportation and Public Works Committee and the Homeland Security Committee. He also is a member of the Metro Airport Commission.
His educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in vocational education from Southern University.
As a legislator, Honoré said he worked to increase accountability at Baton Rouge’s airport and to ensure the transparency of Bayou Classic funds. He said he also worked to bring affordable senior housing to his district.
Honoré has three children and six grandchildren. He is a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.