Friday Ellis qualifies to run for mayor of Monroe

MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Friday, businessman Friday Ellis qualified for the Monroe mayoral race.

Businessman Friday Ellis qualifies for the Monroe mayoral race. (Source: KNOE)

Ellis says his six years in business will bring a new vision and new energy to the city. He says Monroe has some serious issues that need to be addressed. Ellis says, if elected, he plans on working with everyone in the community to move the city forward.

"We all want the same things as a community. It's about how are we going to work together to make those happen, right? We all want safe neighborhoods. We all want quality schools. We all want quality jobs. It's about coming together, and trying to make that happen," Ellis said.

Ellis says he's planning to get out and talk to citizens ahead of election day and get an idea of the changes people want to see.