Mike Francis, right, was sworn in as District 4’s Public Service Commissioner by Judge John Trahan, left, Tuesday afternoon at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Holding the Bible for the ceremony is Francis’ wife Sheila Stevens Francis. Francis, a Republican, was elected in November to the position, defeating fellow Republican Reldon Owens and Democrat Mary Werner by garnering 54 percent of the vote. (Crowley Post-Signal photo by Howell Dennis)
By Howell Dennis
CROWLEY — Mike Francis was sworn in by Judge John Trahan as District 4 Public Service Commissioner on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Acadia Parish Courthouse.
Francis, a Republican, is the founder of Francis Drilling Fluids, one of the oldest drilling fluid companies on the Gulf Coast. Francis Drilling Fluids has locations in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The company’s headquarters is located in Crowley.