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Mayor - Melvin L. Kip Holden

Website: http://brgov.com/dept/mayor/

Street address: 222 Saint Louis St., 3rd Floor, Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Email: mayor@brgov.com

Phone: (225) 389-3100

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Representative - Bill Cassidy

Party: Republican

Cassidy: Strong case has been made for Fort Polk U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy said a strong case has been made for preserving troop strength at Fort Polk. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/local/2015/07/01/cassidy-strong-case-made-fort-polk/29592433/ U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy jokes with customer Angel Stanley at the Y-Not-Stop convenience store south of Alexandria that he ought to know if someone is over 21 because he is a doctor.
Sen. Cassidy opens new regional office in Alexandria U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy says area residents shouldn't hesitate to call his new Alexandria office for assistance. Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/news/2015/07/01/sen-cassidy-opens-new-regional-office-in-alexandria/29573057/ Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge, was on hand Wednesday for the formal opening of his new Central Louisiana Regional Office, located in Dunbar Plaza, 3600 Jackson St., Suite 115A, Alexandria.
A Senate committee in June examined how to improve electronic health record systems, focusing on the physician experience with EHRs, which continue to be a source of widespread dissatisfaction. Sen. Bill Cassidy , himself a medical doctor, told the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee that unfortunately physicians are spending more time entering data into EHRs and less time speaking to and examining patients.
Do you approve of Bill Cassidy as Representative?

State Representative - Regina Barrow

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2005

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Executive Director, R

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

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State Representative - Dalton Honore

Party: Democratic

Term start: May 2010

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Businessman (retired)

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Do you approve of Dalton Honore as State Representative?

State Representative - Patricia Smith

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Exxon Mobil Public Affairs (retired)

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

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State Representative - Michael Jackson

Party: Independent

Term start: 1999

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

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State Representative - Clif Richardson

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Steve Carter

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Erich Ponti

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: General Contractor

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

Rep. Erich Ponti, a Republican from Baton Rouge, announced Friday he has given up his seat to take a job as executive director of the Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association. He had previously announced he wasn't running for re-election this fall.
Republican Rep. Erich E. Ponti, pictured here in 2011, is resigning early from the Louisiana House of Representatives. State Rep. Erich Ponti had already announced he wasn't going to run for re-election this fall and only had a handful of months left of his term, but on Friday said he'll resign immediately, to avoid a potential conflict of interest with his new job as Executive Director of the Louisiana Asphalt Pavement Association.
Do you approve of Erich Ponti as State Representative?

State Representative - Franklin Foil

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

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State Representative - Mack White

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Hunter Greene

Party: Republican

Term start: April 2005

Term end: January 9, 2012

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/members.asp...

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State Senator - Robert Marionneaux

Party: Democratic

Term start: 1999

Term end: 2010

Occupation: Attorney

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Marionneaux/

Email: lasen17@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

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State Senator - Sharon Broome

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Yvonne Dorsey

Party: Democratic

Term start: 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Consultant

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Dorsey/

Email: dorseyy@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

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State Senator - Dale Erdey

Party: Republican

Term start: 2008

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Business Owner

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Erdey/

Email: erdeyd@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

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State Senator - Dan Claitor

Party: Republican

Term start: 2009

Term end: 2012

Occupation: Businessman

Website: http://senate.legis.state.la.us/Claitor/

Email: claitord@legis.state

Phone: (225) 342-2040

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