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Councilwoman Tara Wicker officially announced her candidacy for Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish on Friday, June 12, 2020.

Metro Councilwoman Tara Wicker has officially qualified for East Baton Rouge Parish's mayoral race this fall. 

Wicker, a Democrat who has served as the representative for District 10 on the Metro Council for three consecutive terms, is the first to enter what is expected to be a crowded race for mayor-president. 

She made her intentions known last month that she would be challenging incumbent Sharon Weston Broome, who told The Advocate in January she intended to seek a second term in office but as of 9 a.m. Wednesday hadn't officially qualified yet. 

Wicker's says her platform is built around unifying the city-parish and creating a robust business sector in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.  

Qualifying for the Nov. 3 municipal elections ends at 4:30 p.m. Friday.  

Email Terry Jones at tjones@theadvocate.com