Public School System Ties

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Rep. Joe Harrison, R-Napoleonville

A former school board member from Assumption Parish, his wife is also an educator and principal.


Rep. Dee Richard, No Party-Thibodaux

Former Lafourche Parish School Board member


Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge

Former LSU employee; assistant athletic director.


Rep. Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro

Served on the Jackson Parish School Board and was a former teacher


Rep. Jeff Thompson, R-Bossier City

Elected ULM student body president in 1987 and lettered in football; in 1989, he was development director for the campus.


Rep. Ed Price, D-Gonzales

Has 26 years of experience as a member of the Ascension Parish School Board. He previously served as president of the Louisiana School Board Association and chaired the LSBA’s legislative committee.


Rep. Gene Reynolds, D-Dubberly

Has served the public system since 1977 as a teacher and a principal at seven different schools and later through his employment with the Webster Parish School Board.


Rep. Terry Brown, No Party-Colfax

He taught in the Grant and Rapides parish school systems.


Rep. Patricia H. Smith, D-Baton Rouge

A former school board member in Baton Rouge and a former teacher.


Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monroe

Served as teacher, principal, personnel director and assistant superintendent of schools over a 41-year span in the Ouachita Parish School System.


Rep. James K. Armes, D-Leesville

Former member of the Vernon Parish School Board and former school bus driver.


Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill, D-Dry Creek

Has taught Home Economics at two high schools in her district for her entire adult life.


Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton

Former member of the Bossier Parish School Board.


Rep. Tim Burns, R-Mandeville

Instructor at Southeastern Louisiana University


Rep. Austin Badon, D-New Orleans

Workforce coordinator at Southern University in New Orleans; formerly employed by Nunez Community College.


Rep. Robert Billiot, D-Waggaman

Retired educator.


Rep. Cameron Henry, R-New Orleans

Served one year as an appointed member of the Jefferson Parish School Board.


Rep. J. Rogers Pope, R-Denham Springs

Served 14 years as the superintendent of Livingston parish schools. Former teacher, coach, assistant principal and principal.


Rep. Hebert Dixon, D-Alexandria

Former member of the Rapides Parish School Board; one-time union representative for Louisiana Federation of Teachers; former teacher.


Rep. Regina Ashford Barrow, D-Baton Rouge

Certified national abstinence teacher.


Sen. Mack “Bodi” White, R-Denham Springs

Legislatively created the Central Community School District.


Sen. John Alario, R-Weswego

Former school teacher and education administrator.


Sen. Richard Gallot, D-Ruston

Former adjunct professor at Grambling State University.


Sen. Gerald Long, R-Winnfield

A football standout at Northwestern State who completed his education degree in 1966.


Sen. Ben Nevers, D-Bogalusa

Former member of the Bogalusa City School Board; previous chairman of the Senate Education Committee and the Postsecondary Education Review Commission.


Sen. Francis Thompson, D-Delhi

Former Richland Parish School Board member; former assistant professor at University of Louisiana at Monroe.


Sen. Page Cortez, R-Lafayette

Former teacher and coach.