Due to term limits, the Senate District 18 seat currently held by Senator Jody Amedee will be an open seat in the October 2015 primary. Senate District 18 covers portions of East Ascension, Lower Livingston and St. James parishes. I have decided to run for the Senate District 18 seat.
Over the last 10 years, I have worked as the State Representative for District 59 to improve the state highways in the Ascension Parish. With the help of the Ascension Parish legislative delegation, we have been able to overlay every major state highway in Ascension Parish as well as make many needed improvements to intersections by adding turn lanes and lights. We have also been able to secure funding to widen Highway 73, which is currently under construction, and the long-awaited Highway 42 widening project has begun.
Senate District 18 is one of the fastest-growing areas in the state in both industrial development and residential growth. I feel that the experience I have gained by serving in the House of Representatives over the last 11 years will be very beneficial for Senate District 18 if I am elected. As your senator, I will continue to solicit your input on legislative issues, push for road projects, demand fiscal responsibility in state government spending and take a common-sense approach to state government. I am committed to representing you and not the special-interests groups in Baton Rouge.
To do that, I need your vote on Oct. 24 and your financial support to get there.
I would like to thank the people of State Representative District 59 for allowing me the opportunity to serve you and work for progress in our state over the past several years. I ask that you continue to support my work in the State Legislature by electing me as your next senator. I promise you that I will always be accessible and continue to act in the best interest of the district.
Eddie J. Lambert