2018 Legislative Priorities

The West Baton Rouge Chamber of Commerce has announced its Legislative Agenda for the 2018 Louisiana State Regular Legislative Session being held March 12 through June 4; it will also serve as a working guide for the remainder of the year when national issues arise as well as for the state’s Special Legislative Session(s). The goal of the agenda is very simple: to promote and protect a pro-business environment in our parish. Our priorities were officially adopted by the Board of Directors Wednesday, March 21, 2018 and can be found here.

Local Government

On the local level, West Baton Rouge Parish is governed by a parish council with President Riley Berthelot, Jr. at the helm. More about the Parish Council, can be found here. Additionally, West Baton Rouge Parish has three incorporated areas – Port Allen (Mayor Richard Lee), Brusly (Mayor Scot Rhodes), and Addis (Mayor David Toups) with local police departments. The West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department is responsible for law enforcement in all of the unincorporated areas.

State Government

Louisiana House District 18 – Major Thibaut
Louisiana House District 29 – Edmund Jordan
Louisiana Senate District 12 – Rick Ward, III
Louisiana Senate District 2 – Edward Price

Federal Government

US Congress District 6 – Garret Graves
US Congress District 2 – Cedric Richmond
U.S. Senator – John Kennedy
U.S. Senator – Bill Cassidy