LABI PACs Announce Second Wave of Endorsements

BATON ROUGE, LA – (September 12, 2019) Today, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s affiliated political action committees announced their second wave of legislative endorsements for the October 12th election. NorthPAC, SouthPAC, EastPAC and WestPAC have endorsed 47 candidates for the Louisiana Legislature in this latest round, for a total of 110 endorsed candidates for executive, judicial, legislative and BESE races who stand for the principles of free enterprise. 

“For months we’ve put out the call for strong, business-minded candidates willing to run for office and take on the status quo in Baton Rouge, and we’re pleased to endorse this second wave of candidates for the legislature who we believe will do just that,” said Bo Staples, LABI PAC Director. “Our regional PACs have met for weeks, getting to know these leaders, their backgrounds, motivation and policy goals, and were extremely encouraged by what they heard. With so many open seats at the legislature, it’s critical that we get it right. We encourage voters to get to know these candidates and get behind them.” 

Below is a list of candidates endorsed today. To view a comprehensive list of all endorsed candidates to date, click HERE. As the election season progresses, each PAC Board may release additional endorsements for legislative seats. 

NorthPAC

House of Representatives
• HD01 – Danny McCormick
• HD15 – Foy Gadberry
• HD20 – Sen. Neil Riser
• HD22 – Gabe Firment
• HD24 – Rodney Schamerhorn
• HD28 – Daryl Deshotel
• HD30 – Chuck Owen
Senate 
• SD29 – Randy Wiggins
• SD32 – Glen Womack
• SD33 – Wade Bishop
• SD33 – Stewart Cathey
• SD36 – Robert Mills
• SD38 – Barry Milligan 
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WestPAC

House of Representatives
• HD31 – Jim Dore
• HD31 – Gus Rantz
• HD32 – Dewith Carrier
• HD37 – Marion ‘Butch’ Fox
• HD37 – Troy Romero
• HD38 – Rhonda Butler
• HD48 – Beau Beaullieu 
• HD48 – Ricky Gonsoulin
• HD54 – Reggie Bagala
• HD55 – Bryan Fontenot
• HD55 – Donovan Fremin
Senate 
• SD20 – Mike Fesi
• SD28 – Heather Cloud
• SD30 – Mike Reese
• SD25 – Rep. Mark Abraham
• SD25 – Kevin Berken
• SD25 – Rep. John Guinn
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EastPAC

House of Representatives
• HD18 – Rep. Jeremy LaCombe
• HD68 – Scott McKnight
• HD70 – Michael DiResto
• HD71 – Jonathan Davis
• HD88 – Ryan Beissinger
• HD88 – Brandon Trosclair
Senate
• SD16 – Rep. Steve Carter
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SouthPAC

House of Representatives
• HD73 – Bill Wheat
• HD76 – Bob Owen
• HD78 – ‘Big John’ Illg
• HD82 – Charles Henry
• HD84 – Tim Kerner
• HD94 – Rep. Stephanie Hilferty
Senate
• SD09 – Rep. Cameron Henry
• SD10 – Rep. Kirk Talbot
• SD11 – Rep. Reid Falconer
• SD11 – Patrick McMath