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Metro Council member Donna Collins-Lewis speaks on her proposal proposal that would have stopped retired city-parish workers from returning to full-time jobs while getting paid for 29 hours of work a week and receiving their retirement benefits, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Metro Council meeting. The proposal failed to pass.

East Baton Rouge Parish Metro Councilwoman Donna Collins-Lewis is is running for the parish's Clerk of Court position, qualifying Thursday for the Oct. 12 race.

The councilwoman, who's in the middle of her final term on the council, is the only other person so far running against incumbent Doug Welborn. 

Collins-Lewis, a Democrat, served three consecutive terms as the representative for District 9 on the Metro Council. Welborn, a Republican, has served as the parish's Clerk of Court since 1991.

Email Terry Jones at tjones@theadvocate.com