"It's about protecting our families, our freedoms and our future...We can repeal the Obama agenda before it destroys our health care system, economy, and standing in the world."
Felder, raised in Hammond, moved back to Baton Rouge in 2010. Her mother, Pat, was named chair of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber board of directors for 2013 and co-owns Felder's Collision Parts with her father.
Several other candidates have also officially jumped into the race, including small businessman Paul Dietzel II, state Sen. Dan Claitor, R-Baton Rouge and Democrat Richard Dean Lieberman, a real estate broker living in LaPlace.
Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Ryan Heck and Norman "Norm" Clark, a disabled veteran and Ph.D. candidate in LSU's political science program, have also signaled their intent to run but have not formally announced.
The seat represents a wide swath of the southeastern quadrant of the state, including parts of Baton Rouge and the river parishes.