Quentin Anthony Anderson Launches Campaign For Congress

BATON ROUGE, La. – Quentin Anthony Anderson formally announced his candidacy for the United States Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District on Sunday. The announcement event, held at 5 PM at North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge, marked Anderson’s official entry into the congressional race ahead of the election scheduled for November 5th.

Anderson, addressing a gathered crowd of supporters and media, articulated his vision for a campaign centered around the core principles of “jobs and justice.” He emphasized his dedication to transformative leadership that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of Louisiana’s residents. “This campaign is about change. It’s about progress. It’s about getting things done,” Anderson stated, outlining his commitment to addressing the state’s pressing issues through pragmatic and forward-thinking solutions.

Reflecting on his background as a product of public schools and a staunch advocate for social justice, Anderson shared, “I’m a proud product of public schools and as a result, a steadfast believer in their continued ability to be the great economic equalizer.” His speech underscored the importance of accessible education, economic opportunity, and environmental justice in shaping a prosperous future for Louisiana.

Anderson also took the opportunity to address the state’s challenges, criticizing the status quo of political leadership and advocating for a new generation of policymakers. “Louisiana, we are better than this. We are better than crooked politicians who refuse to take accountability,” he remarked, advocating for transparency, integrity, and community-focused governance.

Highlighting his approach to public safety and crime reduction, Anderson pointed out the necessity of addressing underlying social issues, stating, “Any crime reduction strategy that doesn’t start with addressing that desperation will always fail.”

As the election approaches, Anderson’s campaign is set to focus on engaging voters across the newly redrawn 6th District, emphasizing a message of hope, resilience, and collective action. The campaign has pledged to champion policies that reflect the community’s desire for equitable growth and justice.

Quentin Anthony Anderson to announce congressional bid on Sunday, March 17 in Baton Rouge, La.

BATON ROUGE, La. – Quentin Anthony Anderson will formally announce his candidacy for the United States Congress in Louisiana’s 6th District on Sunday, March 17 in downtown Baton Rouge. This announcement comes in light of the recent redrawing of the district, which now stretches from Caddo Parish in northwest Louisiana to East Baton Rouge Parish, encompassing a diverse and dynamic majority-Black electorate.

Event Details:

  • Date: Sunday, March 17, 2024
  • Time: 5:00 PM
  • Location: North Blvd Town Square, Downtown Baton Rouge
  • Weather: The event is planned to be held outdoors, weather permitting. Contingency details will be shared as needed.

Anderson, a Baton Rouge native and small business owner, has a long-standing history of community engagement and advocacy. His extensive background, from leading significant social justice initiatives to championing economic and educational reforms, underscores his commitment to fostering a society where justice and prosperity are accessible to all.

Anderson’s campaign is built on a foundation of promoting jobs, justice, and ensuring that every voice within the newly delineated district is heard and valued. His dedication to these principles is mirrored in his resolve to address the most pressing issues facing the district today, from healthcare accessibility to educational equity and economic development.

“This is a campaign about moving Louisiana forward,” said Anderson. “This district’s strength lies in its diversity, resilience, and shared commitment to a brighter future. On Sunday, I’ll outline a platform that champions policies that uplift every member of our community, ensuring that our collective future is built on the bedrock of fairness, opportunity, and justice.”

Anderson, 35, is the founder and owner of the communications firm Anderson Creative as well as the Director of The Justice Alliance, a nonprofit organization that organizes the My Louisiana Equality & Equity Summit. He is the former communications director for Together Baton Rouge and Together Louisiana. In 2020, he ran unsuccessfully for East Baton Rouge Metro Council, coming 106 votes shy of the runoff with eventual winner Councilwoman Carolyn Coleman. A graduate of McKinley Senior High School in Baton Rouge, he earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana Tech University and his law degree from Louisiana State University.

The campaign kickoff event invites all residents of the 6th District, community leaders, and media representatives to join Quentin at the North Boulevard Town Square on Sunday, March 17 at 5pm.