88°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast
Follow our weather team on social media

2 new Republican members sworn into the Louisiana House

2 months 2 weeks 1 day ago April 10, 2017 Apr 10, 2017 Monday, April 10 2017 April 10, 2017 3:35 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
Image (left to right): Joe Stagni, John Stefanski

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana House has two new members.

Reps. John Stefanski and Joe Stagni were sworn in Monday after winning elections earlier this year to two vacant seats.

Stefanski, a Republican from Crowley, takes over the seat previously represented by Jack Montoucet, a Democrat who left when Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed him secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. Stefanski is a lawyer and political newcomer.

Stagni, a Republican chiropractor from Kenner, is a former city councilman who is filling out the remainder of the term of Thomas Willmott. Willmott, a Republican, was elected to the Kenner City Council.

One House seat remains vacant, along with a seat in the state Senate. Special elections are planned to determine who will fill them.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days