This election year is important to everyone in Louisiana, but for the forest products industry, it is crucial.
During the last regular session of the Louisiana Legislature, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have potentially reduced the cost of insurance for loggers. However, despite the tort-reform bill that could have reduced insurance rates for all motorists, a state Senate committee consisting of a majority of trial attorneys killed it.
It’s important for folks in the forest products industry to seek out and vote for candidates at least in part based on their appreciation for and understanding of forestry.
As voters make their selection for the upcoming election, the Forestry Political Action Council, or ForPAC, would like to suggest a list of candidates who have a good appreciation for and understanding of the forest products industry.
ForPAC is a state political advocacy organization supporting those candidates seeking public office in the Louisiana, especially in the Louisiana Legislature:
Commissioner of Ag & Forestry: Commissioner Dr. Mike Strain
Senate District 12 — Senator Beth Mizell
Senate District 13 — Senate Candidate Rogers Pope
Senate District 21 — Senator Brett Allain
Senate District 28 — Senate Candidate Heather Cloud
Senate District 30 — Senate Candidate Mike Reese
Senate District 31 — Senate Candidate Louie Bernard
Senate District 35 — Senator Jim Fannin