Posts tagged #Taylor Barras



“We have all the ingredients to make Louisiana a great state.

Let’s make it happen.

New Iberia- Local small business owner and community leader, Beau Beaullieu (Republican), has announced that he will become a candidate for the open seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 48.

“Now is the time for effective solutions and conservative leadership in Baton Rouge. We have talked about ridding the state of good ole boy politicians for years, but have yet to set this state on the right path. Effective governance, that understands fiscal responsibility will dig us out. I’ve got my shovel and I’m ready to get to work,” Beaullieu said.

A life-long resident of Iberia Parish, Beau is a graduate of Catholic High School (New Iberia), LSU where he received a degree in Finance and UL Lafayette where he received a Master of Business Administration. Beau has made it his life’s work to build secure financial futures for thousands in south Louisiana and he’s ready to take that mindset to the state capitol.  He was the 2018 recipient of the Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce Civic Service Award, named Kiwanian of the Year in 2017 and one of Acadiana’s Top 20 under 40 in 2014.

Beaullieu stated, “My entire life, I’ve seen firsthand the spirit and work ethic of the people here in District 48. Through the years, they’ve inspired me with their resilience.  I’ve worked hand-in-hand with them to help make our home a better place to live, work and play. We have all the ingredients to make Louisiana a great state for our children and grandchildren to prosper. I’m up for the challenge to bring that vision and those values to Baton Rouge – let’s make it happen.”

If elected, Beau will focus on reducing the size of government, improving our business climate by slashing unnecessary regulations and red tape, reinvesting in education and workforce training, protecting innocent life at all stages, standing up for our constitutional rights and bring solutions to address our infrastructure needs.

Beau is married to Kaci Smith Beaullieu; together they have four children: Mary-Alizabeth, Emma, Beau and Thomas. The Beaullieu’s are parishioners at Sacred Heart of Jesus where Beau is a lector and has served on the Church Parish Council.

For years, Beau’s lifelong ambition has been to make Louisiana and Acadiana a place all of our children can be proud to call home.  As an effective leader in the community Beau is a Board Member for the Iberia Cultural Resources Association, former Board Member of the Acadiana Red Cross, Charter Member and former Chairman of the Iberia Parish Foundation, former Board Member of the Iberia Chamber of Commerce, member and Past President of the New Iberia Kiwanis Club, former Chairman of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Council and the Knights of Columbus Council No. 11793 among others.

House District 48 includes portions of Iberia, Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes. The seat is being vacated by Speaker Taylor Barras due to term limits. Election Day is Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Gonsoulin Announces Candidacy for Louisiana House Seat

Photo source: YouTube 

Photo source: YouTube 

Ricky Gonsoulin, New Iberia resident and Iberia Parish Councilman, has announced via YouTube his intentions to seek the Louisiana House Seat in District 48. The seat is currently being held by Speaker of the House, Taylor Barras, who is term limited. 

Citizens for Louisiana Job Creators: Fake News Alert - The Daily Advertiser


In a pathetic attempt at journalism, the editorial staff at the Daily Advertiser is the latest news organization to partake in shamelessly biased writing.

The paper recently published an article blaming Speaker Barras for the problems the state is facing. This is an outrageous accusation and calls into question the credibility of this "news organization."

At a time when Louisiana has raised the most taxes out of any state in the previous year, Barras should be applauded for taking a stand fighting back against tax increases and passing a fiscally responsible standstill budget.

The Daily Advertiser should get their facts straight and Speaker Barras should be thanked for his conservative service to the people of Louisiana.

This is precisely why people don't trust the media.


Incoming Governor Edwards Denied His Choice for Speaker of the House

Photo source: LABI

Photo source: LABI

In what can be seen as somewhat of a shocker, Edwards' hand picked candidate for Speaker of the House in Louisiana was denied the position.  Republican Rep. Taylor Barras has been elected over Walt Leger and for the first time in modern Louisiana history, a governor does not get his choice for Speaker.

Barras is from New Iberia and has represented District 48 since 2007.  More information on Barras can be found here.

Posted on January 11, 2016 and filed under Louisiana, John Bel Edwards.