Senator Boudreaux elected Chairman of the Louisiana State Senate Democratic Caucus

Published 11:39 am Friday, April 30, 2021

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Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Senate Democratic Caucus has elected Senator Gerald Boudreaux of Lafayette as its new chair, replacing New Orleans Senator Troy Carter. Senator Carter, who was recently elected to the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana District 2, said Senator Boudreaux was chosen to lead the caucus because of his lifelong career in public service and his steadfast dedication to the betterment of the Louisiana Democratic Party.

“I am incredibly honored and humbled at this appointment by my colleagues in the Caucus and am looking forward to serving in this new role,” said Senator Boudreaux. “I will strive to ensure our members have the tools they need to succeed in pushing our priorities forward while working towards consensus across party lines for the betterment of our state and our communities.”

“Senator Boudreaux is a man of great integrity, honor, and leadership,” said President Cortez. “His passion for politics coupled with his love for those he represents will serve him well in this new capacity. I wish him great success and look forward to working with him.”

As a native of Lafayette, Senator Boudreaux graduated from Northside High School and earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Lafayette for 42 years, a seat held under six different mayors.

Senator Boudreaux currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Miles Perret Cancer Services Center, the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, and the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Committee.

The Louisiana School Board Association chose him as the 2017 Legislator of the Year, was named the 2018 Legislative Advocate of the Year by the Louisiana State Medical Society District 9, and was the 2020 Historic Tax Credit Champion. He also has received the Louisiana Federation of Teacher’s School Employees Legislative Award, the Horseman’s Benevolent and Protective Association’s Triple Crown Award, and the 2020 Women of Wisdom Gratitude Service Award, among many other honors.

At the Legislature, Senator Boudreaux serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Military and Veterans’ Affairs, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Municipal Affairs, and is a member of the Senate Executive Committee, the Senate Committee on Finance, the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.