Baton Rouge, La. – SOUTHPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced endorsements for the 2015 fall elections, specifically the endorsement of Senator Norby Chabert (R-Chauvin, District 20).
“Since its formation more than 25 years ago, SOUTHPAC has helped to elect state and local candidates who support job growth policies and economic development in Louisiana,” Steve Stumpf, chair of SOUTHPAC, said. “Senator Chabert has been a strong supporter of the oil and gas industry, our ports and the business community at large. We encourage the business community to support Senator Chabert this fall so we can continue working with him in the future.”
SOUTHPAC covers the southeast portion of the state and extends from Lafourche Parish to north of Lake Pontchartrain into Washington Parish. It has the largest number of elective seats under its jurisdiction.
SOUTHPAC’s three regional area committees held meetings and interviews to consider candidates’ qualifications and make endorsement recommendations to the board.
Factors taken into consideration during the deliberation process include the lawmakers rating on LABI’s 2012-2015 cumulative Scorecard as well as elements such as a legislator’s willingness to work with the business community, their communication style, work ethic, actions taken in committee and their willingness to listen to concerns expressed by the business community.
“We encourage the broader business community to support Senator Chabert in his bid for re-election, “said SOUTHPAC executive director Brian Landry. “This is a dynamic election cycle and we need true leaders like Senator Chabert in the legislature.”
For more information about Senator Chabert’s campaign click here.