Lake Charles attorney Hunter Lundy announces candidacy for Louisiana governor

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Lake Charles attorney Hunter Lundy formally announced his bid for Louisiana governor Thursday.

Lundy, 68, who has been active in southwest Louisiana politics for 25 years, said he will be running for governor as an independent. He ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1996 as a Democrat and lost to Congressman Chris John in the runoff election.

“Our government doesn’t trust us to know what we need. But we do,” he said. “I have
nothing in this politics game but a servant’s heart — and a stubborn desire to talk about things
that should be done. I’ll say things that should be said. And that’s what I’ll do.”

He will be in the race for governor with State Treasurer John Schroder, Attorney General Jeff Landry and Senator Sharon Hewitt.

“When the campaign is over and if I’m your governor, I’ll say ‘I do,’ cancel the victory
party, call the Legislature into session and do exactly what I said I’d do during the campaign,’’
he said.

The election for Louisiana governor will be on Oct. 14.