Posts tagged #Walt Leger

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.

Did You See How Republicans are Helping a Democrat Become Speaker of the House?

Photo source: NOLA

Photo source: NOLA

The Hayride has posted a piece that names several Republican legislators that are on the fence regarding Speaker of the House in the Louisiana Legislature.  Supposedly, these "Republican" legislators are on board in having Walt Leger, liberal Democrat from the New Orleans area, elected to the top position within the House of Representatives.

Contact information for each one of these legislators were also posted on the piece and are below, just in case anyone would like to let them know how they feel on this issue.

Steve Pylant (Winnsboro)
*Rob Shadoin (Ruston)
Joe Lopinto (Metairie)
Bryan Adams (Gretna)
Stephanie Hilferty (New Orleans)
*Tanner Magee (Houma)
Paula Davis (Baton Rouge)
*J. Rogers Pope (Denham Springs)
Thomas Wilmott (Kenner)
Bubba Chaney (Rayville)
Chris Leopold (Belle Chasse)
Frank Hoffman (West Monroe)

It's time for Republicans to act like Republicans and stop giving into the whims of a yet to be sworn Governor "Honor Code".