Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso


Married to Denise Waters Amoroso, a teacher, and has three grown children

Lives in Lake Sherwood Acres (Off Sherwood Forest Blvd near Coursey) for the past 13 years

Age: 57

Education: Broadmoor High School, Oral Roberts University

Occupation: Property Manager

Business: Prime Properties

Church: Christ Presbyterian Church

Previous political experience: Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport Commission; East Baton Rouge Parish Alcohol & Beverage Control Board; current member of the Baton Rouge Metro Council.

Hobby: Biking

Last book: Henry V biography

First bill: Tax votes only during major elections

Committees sought: Commerce, Education

Create City of St. George: For

Expand Medicaid: Against

Common Core: Against

Nondiscrimination ordinance: Against

Richard “Rick” Bond


Married to Caroline Tomeny Bond, a lawyer. No children.

Lives in Fairhill (near Bluebonnet and Highland) for past 8 years

Age: 30

Education: Episcopal Schools of Baton Rouge, LSU and LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center

Occupation: Investment counseling and attorney

Business: Clear Net Worth LLC

Church: First Presbyterian Church of Baton Rouge

Previous political experience: No elected offices

Hobby: Swimming and fishing

Last book: The Meditations By Marcus Aurelius

First bill: Lower jury thresholds

Committees sought: Civil Law, Commerce, Labor, Education

Create the City of St. George: Undecided

Expand Medicaid: Undecided

Common Core: For

Nondiscrimination ordinance: Against

Susan E. Nelson

No Party

Married to Daniel Jacob Nelson, a software developer. No children.

Lives Lexington Estates (near Bluebonnet and Highland) for the past 6 years

Age: 38

Education: Scotlandville Magnet School, LSU and Southern University Law Center

Occupation: Public policy consultant

Business: self-employed

Church: St. Albans Episcopal Chapel

Previous political experience: No elected offices

Hobby: Baking and Lego’s

Last book: Compilation of Eleanor Roosevelt’s “My Day” columns

First Bill: Reform probate laws to help widows more easily access their community property

Committees sought: Appropriations, Labor, Health & Welfare

Create City of St. George: Against

Expand Medicaid: For

Common Core: For

Nondiscrimination ordinance: For

Darrell Ourso


Married to Angele Balencie Ourso, a teacher, and has two children.

Lives in Evergreen Acres (off Elliott Road near Hoo Shoo Too) for the past 16 years

Age: 50

Education: Ascension Catholic High School in Donaldsonville, LSU

Occupation: Financial advisor

Business: Ourso Financial Group

Church: Most Blessed Sacrament Church

Previous political experience: St. George Fire Protection District, on Metro Council between 1999 and 2008

Hobby: Scouting

Last book: Fixing Broken Windows - Restoring Order And Reducing Crime In Our Communities, by George L. Kelling

First bill: Eliminate duplicative services at state’s various colleges and universities

Committees sought: Appropriations, Transportation

Create City of St. George: For

Expand Medicaid: Undecided

Common Core: For

Nondiscrimination ordinance: Against