A source close to Dr. Tammy Savoie has told Big Easy Magazine that the former Congressional candidate might be considering another run – this time for the Louisiana House of Representatives District 94 seat against Stephanie Hilferty.
Dr. Savoie is an Air Force veteran and psychologist who gained a lot of attention when she challenged Representative Steve Scalise for his congressional seat in the 2018 elections. Her campaign brought in nearly 300 percent more in fundraising dollars than any other challenger to Scalise’s seat, raising more than $180,000, mostly from smaller, grassroots donors.
During that campaign, Dr. Savoie was a champion of a higher minimum wage, the protection of worker’s rights, and investment in local businesses. She also championed giving a meaningful raise to Louisiana’s teachers and maintaining the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion, all of which she will be able to advocate for within the State House of Representatives.
Dr. Savoie is a proponent of Governor John Bel Edwards’ Master Coastal plan. In a 2018 interview with Big Easy Magazine, Dr. Savioe noted that land loss in Louisiana is a multifaceted problem that requires multiple solutions, including funding measures to mitigate risk and improve coastal stability, as well as reducing the use of plastic across Louisiana.
Dr. Savoie is an alumnus of Emerge Louisiana, an organization helping women who wish to run for office prepare for the rigors of campaigning and public service.
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