The Louisiana Federation of Teachers has released its official endorsement for the upcoming 4th District Congressional race.

“Our endorsements are based on the candidates’ advocacy for public education and teachers in Louisiana,” said Louisiana Federation of Teachers (LFT) Interim President Larry Carter. “Our endorsements are also based upon our policy that the LFT wants to elect Congressional representatives who reflect the values of our 20,000 members – without any regard to party affiliation. “

In Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District which spans North and West Louisiana, LFT strongly endorses Marshall Jones, a Shreveport native, who has worked for almost 40 years as a business attorney, businessman, oil and gas operator, farmer and community advocate.

“Marshall Jones has deep roots in his community,” said Carter. “He’s ready to go to work on Day 1 to make a real difference in Washington. His history of working to improve the lives of the people of Northwest Louisiana proves that. Marshall Jones has been an advocate for the rights of special needs students in Caddo Parish, and he’s worked alongside teachers, health care workers, law enforcement, farmers, veterans and family-owned businesses.”

“This Congressional race is very important: the election of Marshall Jones will provide the citizens of Northwest Louisiana with a smart, experienced Congressman who will put the needs of our state and its people above partisan national politics.”