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Quentin Anthony Anderson Files with FEC; to Explore Run for Congress

BATON ROUGE, La. – On Friday, Quentin Anthony Anderson officially filed a Statement of Candidacy with the Federal Election Commission, laying the groundwork for a potential campaign for Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District. While not a formal campaign announcement, this crucial step indicates Anderson’s serious contemplation of a bid for Congress, with a formal announcement expected to be made within the next two weeks.

Anderson, 35, is a small business owner and social justice advocate. He is the owner of Anderson Creative, a communications firm, and the executive chairman of The Justice Alliance, a nonprofit organization that organized the 2018 & 2019 My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summits. He’s the founder of the Black Business Bureau of Baton Rouge, the former communications director for Together Baton Rouge, and a former organizer for Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

“This filing with the FEC is an important procedural step, one that I do not take lightly,” stated Anderson. “Louisiana stands at a crossroads, and the upcoming election presents a pivotal opportunity to present a choice to Louisiana voters: do we keep electing bought and paid-for politicians who are for sale to the highest bidder or do we elect real public servants?”

Anderson, who previously ran unsuccessfully for East Baton Rouge Parish’s Metropolitan Council in 2020, has said that should he run, his message would center on “jobs and justice.”

“Races like this are rarely ideological,” said Anderson. “When the politics are this local, people want to know how you’re keeping them safe, keeping them secure, and securing the future of their children and their community. That’s what I’ll be talking about if I decide to get in.”

Anderson’s potential candidacy promises to infuse the race with youth and dynamic, progressive ideas centered around economic empowerment, social equity, and a commitment to transparent, accountable governance.

Anderson is a native of Baton Rouge, having graduated from McKinley Senior High School in 2006. He has a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Louisiana Tech University in 2010 and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University, earned in 2013.