Among those in attendance at the recent gathering of public officials at Le Museé in Iota were, from left, Joe Cart (Justice of the Peace), Bob Hensgens (State Senate), Mark Abraham (State Senate - elect), Larry Miller (RPEC Member), A.J. “Fatty” Broussard (RPEC Member), Chris LeBas (Alderman, Church Point), Rebekah Comeaux, Jeff Cavell (Councilman, Crowley), Jeff Morgan (Police Juror - elect), Melanie Morgan, Steve Comeaux (Police Juror - elect), Gordon Morgan (Police Juror - elect), Chance Henry (Police Juror - elect), Steven Richard (RPEC Member), Taylor Henry, Clint Cradeur (Councilman, Crowley), Torri Cradeur, Luke Dupre (RPEC Chair), Dr. Paul Stringfellow, Kim Stringfellow (Councilwoman, Crowley), Sheila Francis, Lee Wright (RPEC Member) and Mike Francis (Public Service Commissioner).
Local, area elected officials gather for ‘ice-breaker’ event in Iota
Le Museé and the Acadia Parish Republican Party hosted a social recently for Acadia Parish elected officials.
Recently elected and current officials from state, parish, and local offices were invited to meet and discuss projects for the future and get to know one another.
“Many productive conversations happened when city councilmen, police jurors, and state senators sit together to discuss issues that involve each of their roles,” said Luke Dupré, manager of Le Museé and organizer of the event. “That’s what working together is all about, and if it takes a less-than-formal setting to break the ice for new officials, then that’s what both of our organizations are about.”
Invitations were sent out to all using addresses that officials qualified with. Members of all parties, including independents, were invited to the event.
“There was no speech or partisan bias, and it was more of a civic engagement night,” Dupré said.