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Gov. John Bel Edwards

Governor may steer clear of legislative elections

As January reaches its midpoint, Gov. John Bel Edwards hasn’t decided who he might support in the Legislature’s upcoming special elections in north and south Louisiana.
It’s possible that the governor, a Democrat, could potentially avoid the races for these legislative seats altogether, especially since all of them are located in districts that lean conservative.
Edwards made a small handful of endorsements last year, helping Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome get elected but falling short on his other nods for the U.S. Senate, Congress and Public Service Commission.

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Gov. John Bel Edwards

Gov. Edwards appoints St. Landry Parish residents to boards, commissions

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions on Jan. 13.

Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District
The Bayou Lafourche Fresh Water District provides a source of fresh water from the Mississippi River into Bayou Lafourche primarily for drinking water purposes. The district maintains the Bayou Lafourche waterway to clear any obstructions that may restrict the flow of water.

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Nominations requested for Leaders in Philanthropy Awards

Community Foundation of Acadiana is accepting nominations from the community for the 2017 Leaders in Philanthropy Awards.
Leaders in Philanthropy Awards are presented annually to outstanding individuals or couples from each of the eight parishes of CFA’s primary service area who have made a philanthropic impact in their communities through substantial charitable contributions to or by attracting substantial contributions for nonprofits, churches or schools.

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Susan Theall

Theall announces for 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal

Susan Theall has announced she is a candidate for the 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal.
The seat is being vacated by Judge Jimmy Genovese, who was elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court. A special election has been called for March 25. The district covers Acadia, Allen, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin and Vermilion parishes
The following is from her announcement.

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