Vanessa LaFleur to run for state representative

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Vanessa Caston LaFleur

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD)- Vanessa Caston LaFleur announced she’s running for the Louisiana House of Representatives, District 101 seat.

The seat belonged to Representative Edwards “Ted” James until he announced his resignation on Jan. 5 to accept his position as the new Regional 6 Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

In January 2021, LaFleur retired as the Director of the Tax Policy Division for the Louisiana Department of Revenue. She had previously served as the department’s Director of the Audit Protest Bureau, the General Counsel for the Louisiana Tax Commission and Director of the Legal Division for the Louisiana Public Service Commission and Louisiana State Board of Ethics board member.

“I am your family, friend, and neighbor. I will proudly serve the community that has blessed me and my family in so many ways,” LaFleur states.

She said her goals include growing Louisiana’s economy, creating a safer community for families, eliminating burdens hindering families and small businesses within the community, focusing on increasing investment into children’s education, eradicating systemic health policy inequities, supporting programs assisting senior citizens and working with the Baton Rouge delegation for improvements an repairs to roads and bridges.

Rep. Ted James has endorsed LaFleur.

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