A Houma attorney seeking to return to the state House wants to be listed as both Democrat and Republican on the ballot this fall. Damon Baldone filed a petition today in state court seeking to force the Terrebonne Parish Registrar of Voters to allow the dual registration. “By working with both parties you have a voice,” he said. “By going independent, you just kind of lose that voice and I believe my political beliefs fall within the spectrum of both the Democrat and Republican parties. That hasn’t changed and won’t change.”
Baldone, who served three terms as a Democratic state representative, said he has watched the state become increasingly partisan.
“I think that’s not a good thing. We need to keep working together, no matter which side of the aisle the idea comes from,” he said. “It’s to the point where if you register one way or the other, they want you to believe that you’re right and the other side’s wrong, and that’s not necessarily the case.”