Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Black City councilman, Ralph Washington, joins Republican Party

Central City Councilman Ralph Washington
Less than two weeks after state Sen. Elbert Guillory revealed he was switching parties to become the only black Republican senator in Louisiana, Central City Councilman Ralph Washington, another black politician, announced Tuesday he would also be joining the Republican Party.

 Washington, the lone Democrat and African-American on the Central City Council, made his party switch public at the Ronald Reagan Newsmaker Luncheon, a monthly event sponsored by the Republican Party of East Baton Rouge Parish. 

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