Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today announced its endorsement of Tony Bacala (R-Prairieville, District 59).
“Tony has had a distinguished career in public service and is a man of high integrity,” Stephen Waguespack, president of LABI, said. “He will bring a strong and effective voice to the Louisiana House of Representatives.”
EASTPAC covers the great Baton Rouge area and follows the I-12 corridor stopping at Tangipahoa Parish.
EASTPAC area committee interviewed Bacala for the house race. After careful consideration, the committee agreed to endorse him in his bid for House District 59.
“Since its formation more than 25 years ago, EASTPAC has helped to elect state and local candidates who support job growth policies and economic development in Louisiana, “ Milton Graugnard, chair of EASTPAC, said. “Tony Bacala has proven himself as a leader during his time as a top administrator for over three decades in the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.”
Bacala graduated from East Ascension High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University while working full time as a patrol officer with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. Two consecutive sheriffs recognized Tony as a person of talent and leadership. He rose quickly through the ranks, serving in positions from chief of detectives and financial comptroller to chief deputy.
He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy. Focused on recruiting and retaining jobs to Ascension Parish, Bacala was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the Ascension Parish Industrial Development Board and the Ascension Parish Sales & Use Tax Authority. He retired from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2015, after 37 years of service.
“As a career law enforcement officer, I’ve seen how economic growth and quality educational opportunities make communities safe and secure,” Bacala said. “I’m glad to have EASTPAC’s support in my campaign to bring proven conservative leadership to Baton Rouge.”
“We encourage the residents of House District 59 to rally around Tony Bacala and support his election bid.“ Brian Landry, executive director of EASTPAC, said. “This fall’s elections are critical and the business community must continue to support pro-growth leaders like Tony.”
EASTPAC is a non-partisan political action committee working to recruit and support candidates who support the free enterprise market with as little government interference as possible.
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