Due to term limits, the Senate District 18 seat currently held by Senator Jody Amedee will be an open seat in 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 Ascension Parish. With the help of 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 are on the verge of starting construction on the long-awaited Highway 42 project.
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 10 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. However, in order to do that, it will take approximately $300,000 to fund a campaign in a three-parish district.
If you are currently in my house district, I want to thank you for letting me serve as your state representative, I have enjoyed the opportunity to serve the district and the state and hope that you can support my election to the Senate in 2015. I promise you that I will always be accessible and act in the best interest of the district.
Eddie J. Lambert