Avoyelles Parish District Attorney Charles Riddle III of Marksvlle and Assistant D.A. Dan McKay of Bunkie both have thrown their support behind the North Louisiana Parish teacher.
Hollis has campaigned across the state speaking at civic clubs and gatherings. She said she voted for Jindal, a Republican, four years ago but is disappointed in his performance as governor.
The political arm of the Louisiana Association of Educators has also endorsed Haynesville teacher Tara Hollis in her bid to unseat Gov. Bobby Jindal.
Hollis has also been endorsed by: Building and Trades Council of Baton Rouge; Louis Reine, president of the Louisiana AFL-CIO; Central Trades and Labor Council of Southwest Louisiana; Central Trade Council of Lake Charles; Thibodaux Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; Orleans Parish Democratic Parish Executive Committee; East Baton Rouge Democratic Parish Executive Committee; Jefferson Parish Democratic Parish Executive Committee; St. Tammany Parish Democratic Parish Executive Committee; Claiborne Parish Democratic Parish Executive Committee; Washington Parish Democratic Parish Executive Committee; Sen. Butch Gautreaux, Morgan City; Frank "Art" Flynn- DSCC Rep. District 43, Lafayette; Dr. Mailo V. Mendoza, Ph.D, USAF (Ret), DSCC and Jefferson Parish ECM; William Hymes, District #5 Police Jury, Natchitoches; Young Democrats of Louisiana; Young Democrats of East Baton Rouge; James D. Thomas, Young Democrats of Louisiana H.S.Chairman.
In making the endorsement, LAE said nearly 300 educators from across Louisiana collectively spent more than 2,700 hours reading questionnaires, conducting candidate interviews, and deliberating about candidate qualifications. They explored the thoughts and actions of the individuals seeking election and looked at their positions on such issues as teacher accountability, charter schools, teachers’ retirement, privatization and state funding.