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Baton Rouge Politics

Information about politics and local officials in Baton Rouge.

Officials

Mayor - Melvin L. Kip Holden

Website: http://brgov.com/dept/mayor/

Street address: 222 Saint Louis St., 3rd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Email: mayor@brgov.com

Phone: (225) 389-3100

Do you approve of Melvin L. Kip Holden as Mayor?

Representative - Bill Cassidy

Party: Republican

Laura Cassidy, wife of Sen.-elect Bill Cassidy, receives a long hug from a student while visiting with a class eating lunch in the cafeteria at the Louisiana Key Academy on Friday, December 12, 2014. Cassidy co-founded the public charter school, which serves children with dyslexia in East Baton Rouge and surrounding parishes, and she currently serves as the president of the board of directors.
U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. will host a luncheon on Friday, April 24, 2015 with special guests Drs. Sally and Bennett Shaywitz, founders and directors of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity.
Do you approve of Bill Cassidy as Representative?

State Representative - Regina Barrow

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2005

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Executive Director, R

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Regina Barrow as State Representative?

State Representative - Dalton Honore

Party: Democratic

Term start: May 2010

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Businessman (retired)

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Dalton Honore as State Representative?

State Representative - Patricia Smith

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Exxon Mobil Public Affairs (retired)

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

College leaders make plea to stave off cuts Louisiana higher education leaders urged lawmakers to keep campuses from cuts next year. Check out this story on shreveporttimes.com: http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/education/2015/04/08/college-leaders-make-plea-stave-cuts/25480943/ Rep. Patricia Smith, D-Baton Rouge, asks Louisiana's higher education leaders about possible budget cuts next year, during a House Appropriations Committee hearing on Wednesday in Baton Rouge.
Do you approve of Patricia Smith as State Representative?

State Representative - Michael Jackson

Party: Independent

Term start: 1999

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Michael Jackson as State Representative?

State Representative - Clif Richardson

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Clif Richardson as State Representative?

State Representative - Steve Carter

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Steve Carter as State Representative?

State Representative - Erich Ponti

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: General Contractor

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Erich Ponti as State Representative?

State Representative - Franklin Foil

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Franklin Foil as State Representative?

State Representative - Mack White

Party: Republican

Do you approve of Mack White as State Representative?

State Representative - Hunter Greene

Party: Republican

Term start: April 2005

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Republican Darrell Ourso, a former local council member, took a Baton Rouge-based seat that had been held by Republican Hunter Greene, who resigned from the House to become a family court judge. Representing Iberia and Vermilion parishes, Republican Blake Miguez, president and CEO of SeaTran Marine, replaced Simone Champagne, a Republican who resigned from the House to become Youngsville's chief administrative officer.
Do you approve of Hunter Greene as State Representative?

State Senator - Robert Marionneaux

Party: Democratic

Term start: 1999

Term end: 2010

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Marionneaux/

Email: lasen17@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Do you approve of Robert Marionneaux as State Senator?

State Senator - Sharon Broome

Party: Democratic

Last year, more than 7,400 Louisiana public school students in kindergarten and first, second and third grades were handed out-of-school suspensions. Senate President Pro Tem Sharon Broome, D-Baton Rouge, wants to all but ban the practice, which is sparking controversy.
Do you approve of Sharon Broome as State Senator?

State Senator - Yvonne Dorsey

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Consultant

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Dorsey/

Email: dorseyy@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Do you approve of Yvonne Dorsey as State Senator?

State Senator - Dale Erdey

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Business Owner

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Erdey/

Email: erdeyd@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Do you approve of Dale Erdey as State Senator?

State Senator - Dan Claitor

Party: Republican

Term start: 2009

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Businessman

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Claitor/

Email: claitord@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

Handshakes and half-hugs among lawmakers on the first day of the legislative session are often accompanied at the Louisiana State Capitol by genuine-looking greetings or a quick personal-life debriefing. Like the first day of school, some room-gazing might have occurred Monday in the House Chamber to check on the status of that beard state Sen. Dan Claitor's been rocking on Twitter , for instance, or the pattern on state Rep. Chris Broadwater's signature bow tie .
Do you approve of Dan Claitor as State Senator?