2017 Special Elections

It will be a busy special election season for 2017. The winners of the fall elections are producing vacant seats that must be filled as soon as possible. The special election date has been set for March 25, 2017 and qualifying rounds will run from January 11th – 13th. The following will provide you with… MORE »


Supreme Court Race Heats Up

The amount of money being spent in this year’s supreme court election will certainly reach new high water marks for Louisiana’s highest court. A great deal is at stake in who takes the third district seat being left vacant by retiring Justice Knoll. LABI’s PACs have endorsed Lafayette District Court Judge Marilyn Castle over 3rd… MORE »


Edmond Jordan Wins HD 29

The special election to fill a vacancy left due to the passing of Representative Ronnie Edwards was concluded this past Saturday with West Baton Rouge attorney Edmond Jordan defeating East Baton Rouge school board member Vereta Lee. Jordan was facing an uphill battle due to a number of factors. He faced a district which usually… MORE »


Battle for House District 29

The special election called to replace the late Ronnie Edwards who passed away early in her 2016 term is causing littler fanfare and attracting very little interest. The April 9th five person primary only drew out 12.7% voter turnout. Runoff election on May 14th is expected to be an even lower turnout. Attorney and small business owner… MORE »


LABI’s PACs Endorse Judge Marilyn Castle

Baton Rouge, La. – WESTPAC, EASTPAC, NORTHPAC and SOUTHPAC, political action committees of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced their endorsement for the 2016 Supreme Court election to replace retiring Justice Jeanette Theriot Knoll. After careful consideration each PAC decided to endorse Judge Marilyn Castle Supreme Court. “Our members understand that… MORE »


LABI EASTPAC Endorses Jordan for HD 29

Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced endorsement of Edmond Jordan who is running to replace the House District 29 vacancy created after the passing of Rep. Ronnie Edwards. EASTPAC covers the greater Baton Rouge region of the state and extends east… MORE »


LABI’s PACs Endorse 93 Candidates in 2015 General Election

Baton Rouge, La. — The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s political action committees laid out its endorsements for district and statewide races on the Oct. 24 ballot. LABI’s PACs, NORTHPAC, EASTPAC, SOUTHPAC and WESTPAC, collectively endorsed 55 legislators as well as the candidacy of 10 challengers over incumbents and 19 candidates in open seats…. MORE »


EASTPAC Endorses Steve Pugh

Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) today announced their endorsement of Steve Pugh (R- Ponchatoula) for his re-election bid for House District 73. EASTPAC covers greater Baton Rouge and runs along I-12 towards Tangipahoa. “We encourage the broader business community to support our… MORE »


EASTPAC Endorses Babcock

Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced the endorsement of Derek Babcock for Senate District 13. EASTPAC actively searches for candidates who support job growth policies and economic development in Louisiana,” Milton Graugnard, chair of EASTPAC, said. “Derek’s background uniquely qualifies him… MORE »


EASTPAC Endorses in HD 69

Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced the endorsement of two candidates looking to replace retiring representative Erich Ponti who served in house district 69. “EASTPAC seeks out candidates who support job growth policies and economic development in Louisiana,” Milton Graugnard, chair… MORE »