Saturday, April 20, 2024

Governor Jeff Landry Announces Strategic Appointments to Key State Boards and Commissions, Including Outgoing Caddo Parish Sheriff

by BIZ Magazine

Baton Rouge, LA – Governor Jeff Landry has made significant appointments to several crucial state boards and commissions, demonstrating his commitment to effective governance. The recent appointments span across the State Board of Election Supervisors, the State Police Commission, the Board of Pardons, and the Louisiana State Racing Commission.

Among the notable appointments is Sheriff Stephen W. Prator, the soon-to-retire Sheriff of Caddo Parish, who will bring his extensive law enforcement experience to the Board of Pardons. Sheriff Prator’s impending retirement from Caddo Parish adds a dynamic element to his role on the board, as he transitions from a prominent law enforcement career to a position with significant criminal justice responsibilities.

The full list of appointees includes:

State Board of Election Supervisors:

  • Legena T. “Gena” Gore

State Police Commission:

  • Ross J. Bourgeois

Board of Pardons:

  • Curtis P. “Pete” Fremin Jr.
  • Sheriff Stephen W. Prator
  • Sheryl M. Ranatza (Chair)
  • Chucky Tillis

Louisiana Racing Commission:

  • Nathan C. Granger
  • Leslie P. Bouie
  • Katherine L. Winters

Governor Landry expressed his enthusiasm about the newly appointed members, stating, “We are excited to announce these important appointments today, and I look forward to the great work they will do for our state.” The appointments cover a diverse range of expertise and experience, reflecting the governor’s emphasis on a well-rounded and capable leadership team.

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