Business Group Endorses Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso in House District 66 Race

Baton Rouge, La. – EASTPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), announced today its decision to endorse Baton Rouge Metro Councilman Anthony “Buddy” Amoroso in the upcoming House District 66 special election to fill State Rep. Hunter Greene’s seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives.

“Residents of House District 66 are fortunate to have Buddy Amoroso running to fill the seat vacated by Hunter Greene,” Milton Graugnard, chairman of EASTPAC said. “We believe that his business background and working relationship with the district’s business community and local legislators will make him a strong voice for the business community.”

Amoroso won his seat as Metro Council representing District 8 after drawing no opposition in the November 2012 primary election. During his service on the Metro Council, he has distinguished himself as a true conservative and has maintained a pro-family and anti-tax voting record. “I take a common sense conservative approach to the decisions I make and I will bring the same practical approach to the State House of Representatives,” Amoroso said in a statement kicking off his election campaign.

“The upcoming legislative session will need fiscal conservatives to tackle major issues impacting businesses’ bottom line, Brian Landry executive director of EASTPAC said. “We believe Buddy Amoroso has the right skillset to take on this monumental task.”

A lifelong resident of Baton Rouge, Amoroso attended Broadmoor High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Amoroso, a licensed Louisiana Real Estate Broker is the CEO of Prime Properties, XL. He is currently the chairman of the Board for the Baton Rouge Apartment Association and a former Board Member for the East Baton Rouge Airport Commission. He has been very involved in the Boy Scouts of America, serving as former Scout Master of Trinity Lutheran Church, Troop #169, and as Assistant Scout Master.

“I’m honored to have received the EASTPAC endorsement,” Amoroso said. “As a business owner I have always respected the work they do to protect companies from regulatory burdens, excessive taxes, and their commitment to sustaining a healthy economic environment.”

A special election for House District 66 has already been set for Feb. 21, with a runoff if needed on March 28. Qualifying begins Jan. 7. 

EASTPAC is a political action committee for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the largest and most effective business advocacy group in the state. EASTPAC provides a unique opportunity for the business community to work together to elect and support a pro-business legislature and achieve significant reforms to move Louisiana forward.