Longtime politician Karen Carter Peterson resigns from the State Senate

Karen Carter Peterson, longtime New Orleans state senator, has resigned. He is ending a political career that has been going on for over 20 years. Senate President Paige Cortez confirmed she had received her resignation on Friday morning. Peterson released a statement regarding her resignation from the Louisiana State Senate, which took effect Friday at 11:59 p.m. “Since 1999, I have been privileged to be a member of the Louisiana Legislature offering passionate and passionate support on behalf of the people of this great state. I hope my decades of service have had a positive impact on the lives of those for whom I have fought. I really believe that I helped to develop our beloved state. I am proud of my many years of service in Baton Rouge and sincerely thank my constituents for allowing me to represent their interests. I am also very grateful for all the personal and professional support I have received from my colleagues, legislative staff, attorneys, friends and family. As I mentioned before, I have personally struggled with depression and gambling addiction throughout my legislation ve career; in fact, almost 30 years have passed. Right now, I need to channel all my energies into my own mental health and well-being, so I submitted my resignation immediately. Today I am truly blessed to have what is most important in life: a loving relationship with my God and my family. I will focus on my recovery and will continue to address the challenges of my addiction. I intend to continue my ministry in the coming months and years in an area that will help others avoid the devastation, guilt, shame and pain of this insidious disease. I humbly ask for prayer and support in my further journey to health and redemption. God bless the state of Louisiana. ” Peterson, 52, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1999 and then to the Senate in 2010. She is the former president of the Louisiana Democratic Party and served as the Louisiana Democratic National Committee in 2008. In 2019, Peterson admitted she had a gambling addiction and suddenly stepped down as leader of the state’s Democratic Party. Peterson ran in the Congressional elections twice – both winning runners-up and losing. In 2006, after Hurricane Katrina and again last year – when she lost to Troy Carter. Her personal affairs and her journey. Peterson’s Quarter includes both an East and West bank as well as the entire downtown and CBD. Her now open seat should be voted this fall. Peterson’s father is Ken Carter. in New Orleans.

Karen Carter Peterson, longtime New Orleans state senator, has resigned. He is ending a political career that has been going on for over 20 years. Senate President Paige Cortez confirmed he had received his resignation Friday morning.

Peterson released a statement regarding her resignation from the Louisiana State Senate, effective Friday at 11:59.

“Since 1999, I have been privileged to serve as a member of the Louisiana Legislature, offering fervent and passionate support on behalf of the people of this great state. I hope my decades of service have had a positive impact on the lives of those for whom I have fought. I really believe that I helped develop our beloved country. I am proud of my many years of service in Baton Rouge and sincerely thank my constituents for allowing me to represent their interests. very grateful for all the personal and professional support I have received from my colleagues, legislative staff, attorneys, friends and family.

As mentioned before, I have personally struggled with depression and gambling addiction throughout my legislative career; in fact, almost 30 years have passed. Right now, I need to channel all my energies into my own mental health and well-being, so I submitted my resignation effective immediately.

Today I am truly blessed to have what is most important in life: a loving relationship with my God and my family. I will focus on my recovery and will continue to address the challenges of my addiction. I intend to continue my ministry in the coming months and years in an area that will help others avoid the devastation, guilt, shame and pain of this insidious disease.

I humbly ask for prayer and support in my further journey of healing and redemption. God bless Louisiana.

52-year-old Peterson was first elected to parliament in 1999 and then to the senate in 2010. She is the former chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party and in 2008 served as the Women’s Democratic National Committee for Louisiana. In 2019, Peterson admitted she had a gambling addiction and suddenly stepped down as leader of the state Democratic Party.

This came after Peterson was cited for staying at Baton Rouge after being on a list that banned her from going to gaming venues.

Peterson ran for Congress twice – both winning runners-up and losing. In 2006 after Hurricane Katrina and again last year when she lost to Troy Carter.

On Thursday morning, Peterson spoke to the entire Senate and discussed his personal problems and journey.

The Peterson Quarter includes both the East and West Bank, as well as the entire downtown and CBD.

Its now open seat should be on the voting list this fall.

Peterson’s father is Ken Carter. He was a longtime politician in New Orleans.

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