December 9, 2014 by Object 9
Baton Rouge, La. – WESTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), has announced its endorsement of recruited candidate Blake Miguez in the upcoming House District 49 special election to replace Rep. Simone Champagne (R-Erath).
“Residents of House District 49 are very fortunate to have Blake Miguez step up to fill the recently vacated House District 49 seat. Miguez’s business background and conservative principles will represent the district admirably,” WESTPAC Chairman Charles Trent said.
Miguez is a lifelong resident of Iberia Parish, a small business owner, world champion shooter, and Acadiana philanthropist with a passion for creating jobs, fighting to protect gun rights and investing in bettering our future generations.
A graduate of Catholic High, Miguez received a degree in Political Science from Louisiana State University and a law degree from Southern University Law Center. To further his education in the legislative process at an early age, he worked in the Louisiana State Senate and the Louisiana Attorney General’s office while attending his college studies.
According to his website, he has always taken an interest to Constitutional law; he is adamant on protecting our liberties and freedoms that were founded in the constitution.
“We believe Miguez has the ability to not just represent House District 49 well, but will be a leader for the business community,” Brian Landry, executive director of WESTPAC, said.
“As a business owner myself and member of LABI, I understand that creating the type of state where new businesses can relocate and existing ones can thrive is critical to creating good paying jobs for Louisiana families. I’m honored that WESTPAC supports my efforts to bring conservative solutions to Baton Rouge,” Miguez said.
A special election for House District 49 has already been set for Feb. 21, with a runoff if needed on March 28. Qualifying begins Jan. 7.
WESTPAC is a political action committee for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the largest and most effective business advocacy group in the state. WESTPAC provides a unique opportunity for the business community to work together to elect and support a pro-business legislature and achieve significant reforms to move Louisiana forward.