Three vying for State Senate District 27 seat formerly occupied by Ronnie Johns

Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) – It’s a three-man race for Louisiana Senate District 27. That’s the seat vacated by Ronnie Johns when he accepted the governor’s appointment to chair the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

In the post-disaster election of Nov. 13, there is no shortage of issues for state senate candidates to tackle.

Forty-one-year-old Dustin Granger is the only Democrat in the race. He says he’s running because of the disasters.

“My top priority is insurance reform. And I think that I’m the best man for the job, because I haven’t taken any money from these insurance companies that are hurting our families,” Granger said. “And we need somebody in there that can fight for it.”

Granger says being a certified financial planner helps to make him the most qualified.

“I’ve been doing that in the community for 17 years,” Granger said. “So, I help people imagine and plan for a future and help that future come into fruition, which is something we could use more of in Baton Rouge.”

Granger is married to his wife Lauren, and they have two daughters, Mireille, 6 and Ines, 3.