She is listed on the ballot on the November 2, 2010 election. She is the runoff candidate who shocked the political establishment with her surprisingly strong run in her first statewide election. She is Caroline Fayard, a woman who is determined to make her contribution to Louisiana and its future.
Caroline Fayard decided to enter the race for Lieutenant Governor for the State of Louisiana and qualified in late July. “If the good people of Louisiana continue to express a desire for change in the political scene in Louisiana and feel that I am that person who represents the new way,” she said, “I think my campaign will prove successful.” Fayard pointed out that there is a strong feeling among voters around the country that the old way just is not working, and, “I represent a new solution to old problems.”
Asked if she felt confident she will win next Tuesday, she said “I have confidence in the people of Louisiana, and I am not predicting anything but that I will continue to work until the last vote is cast on election day and the people, not me or any politician, will have their say in who is going to be the next Lieutenant Governor. I have been humbled by the outpouring of citizen support in all parts of the state,”she said,”and I am very grateful for each vote I receive and I pledge to work every day to earn that support.”
Caroline is a native of Denham Springs, Louisiana. She graduated as valedictorian from Episcopal High School and graduated with honors from Dartmouth College and the University of Michigan Law School.
She worked at both the White House and Congress before taking a position at Goldman Sachs in New York City. She later worked at the Washington-based firm of Williams and Connolly before returning to government service, and to Louisiana, to work as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Stanwood R. Duval Jr. of the Eastern District of Louisiana. Caroline was later appointed to the faculty of College of Law at Loyola University New Orleans and served there until 2009 when she returned to private practice. Caroline currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Louisiana Appleseed, a non-profit organization that promotes access to justice.
Attracting visitors and companies to Louisiana generates essential revenue and needed jobs. Keeping Louisiana’s financial foundation strong is vital in these tough economic times. Caroline will stay focused on promoting our state to make sure that tourism and hospitality thrive. Former Lieutenant Governor and now Mayor of New Orleans Mitch Landrieu recently endorsed Caroline and said, “I know the job and I know what it takes. I’m proud to support Caroline Fayard because I know she will be a great lieutenant governor.”
At a time when political discourse can be negative, Caroline focuses on the positive. She describes herself as an “L” when questioned about political alliances.
“I believe that what really matters is not whether you are a Republican or a Democrat, but whether you are an “L” – someone who is for Louisiana.” Louisiana deserves a fresh face, fresh ideas, and a new perspective. Fayard truly represents the best of Louisiana -- a bright, young, visionary who is willing to dedicate herself to promoting our state and providing opportunities for citizens to stay involved in the process.