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Baton Rouge businessman Darryl Gissel announces candidacy for mayor-president

Darryl Gissel (Source: WAFB) Darryl Gissel (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Another candidate has added his name to the list of those hoping to replace term-limited Mayor-President Kip Holden.

Businessman Darryl Gissel said he's running as an independent to change the stigma of Baton Rouge politicians and to get things done for the city-parish.

Gissel added he's not a career politician, but a longtime Baton Rouge resident who cares about the city. He also said he is someone who wants to make it a better place by bringing people together, rather than focusing on what makes people different.

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The list of Baton Rouge mayoral candidates has now grown to seven names.

So far, it includes, state Sen. Bodi White, former Southern University athletic director Greg LaFleur, Councilman John Delgado, former state Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, former Councilman Smokie Bourgeois and Byron Sharper.

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