Louisiana Lawsuit Fairness PAC Announces Legislative Endorsements

The Louisiana Lawsuit Fairness Political Action Committee, (LLFPAC) today announced their endorsement of 47 candidates who are running to serve the people of Louisiana in the legislature next year.


“The Lawsuit Fairness PAC endorses candidates who understand the importance of lawsuit reform and are committed to supporting pro-business policies to keep Louisiana’s economy going strong and ensure a fair legal system for everyone,” said Boysie Bollinger, who chairs the group.


“Louisiana is a great state, but our hostile legal environment is holding us back,” Bollinger added. “When it comes to lawsuit fairness, Louisiana has long been ranked among one of the worst states in the country. Our current legal system encourages excessive litigation, discourages economic growth, and increases the cost of settling lawsuits—we all pay these costs through lost jobs and investments and higher insurance premiums. We hope to work with these and other lawmakers in the legislature next year to help change that.”

LLFPAC endorsed the following candidates:

Acadiana

• Sen. Patrick Page Cortez (R – Lafayette, Senate District 23)

• Rep. Nancy Landry (R – Lafayette, House District 31)

• Julie Emerson (R – Carencro, House District 39)

• Phillip DeVillier (R – Eunice, House District 41)

• Greg Fruge’ (R – Eunice, House District 41)

• Andre Comeaux (R – Lafayette, House District 45)

• Jean-Paul Coussan (R – Lafayette, House District 45)

• Jan Swift (R – Lafayette, House District 45)

• Rep. Blake Miguez (R – New Iberia, House District 49)

CENLA

• Joshua Dara (R – Pineville, Senate District 29)

• John Stephens (R – Jena, House District 22)

• Rep. Frankie Howard (R – Hornbeck, House District 24)

• Rep. Lance Harris (R – Alexandria, House District 25)

Greater Baton Rouge

• Rep. Dalton Honore’ (D – Baton Rouge, Senate District 15)

• Scott McKnight (R – Baton Rouge, Senate District 16)
• Tony Bacala (R – Prairieville, House District 59)

• Rep. Kenny Havard (R – St. Francisville, House District 62)

• Rick Bond (R – Baton Rouge, House District 66)

• Rick Edmonds (R – Baton Rouge, House District 66)

• Rusty Secrist (R – Baton Rouge, House District 66)

• Rep. Steve Carter (R – Baton Rouge, House District 68)

• Paula Davis (R – Baton Rouge, House District 69)

• Ryan Heck (R – Baton Rouge, House District 69)

• Franklin Foil (R – Baton Rouge, House District 70)

• Hunter Carter (D – Greensburg, House District 72)

• Clay Schexnayder (R – Sorrento, House District 81)

Greater New Orleans/Northshore

• Sharon Hewitt (R – Slidell, Senate District 1)

• Beth Mizell (R – Franklinton, Senate District 12)

• Rep. Steve Pugh (R – Ponchatoula, House District 73)

• Rep. Nickolas J. “Nick” Lorusso (R – New Orleans, House District 99)

• Rep. Ray Garofalo (R – Chalmette, House District 103)

• Rep. Christopher “Chris” Leopold (R – Port Sulphur, House District 105)

Greater Shreveport Area

• Rep. Henry Burns (R – Haughton, Senate District 36)

• Rep. James H. “Jim” Morris (R – Oil City, House District 1)

• Rep. Alan Seabaugh (R – Shreveport, House District 5)

• Jack McFarland (R – Winnfield, House District 13)

Northeast Louisiana

• Rep. Steve Pylant (R – Winnsboro, House District 20) • Sen. Michael A. “Mike” Walsworth (R – West Monroe, Senate District 33)

South Louisiana

• Beryl Amedee (R – Gray, House District 51)

• James “JJ” Buquet (R – Houma, House District 52)

• Jerome “Zee” Zeringue (R – Houma, House District 52)

• Rep. Lenar Whitney (R – Houma, House District 53)

Southwest Louisiana

• Sen. Ronnie Johns (R – Sulphur, Senate District 27)

• Llewellyn ‘Biscuit’ Smith (R – DeRidder, House District 32)

• Mark Abraham (R – Lake Charles, House District 36)

• Keith DeSonier (R – Lake Charles, House District 36)

• Rep. John E. ‘Johnny’ Guinn (R – Jennings, House District 37)

LLFPAC is the political arm of the Louisiana Lawsuit Fairness Committee, which is working to improve the state’s civil justice system. LLFPAC supports legal reform policies to expedite civil trials, curb judicial activism by the courts and restore everyone’s right to obtain a jury trial in Louisiana.

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