March 14, 2013 05:44 PM
One of the state's most respected political journalists will lecture in Lafayette Wednesday, March 20. Noon Monday, March 18, is the deadline to buy tickets to hear respected political journalist John Maginnis discuss the upcoming legislative session, Louisiana's fall 2014 U.S. Senate race and Gov. Jindal's national ambitions, among other hot topics dominating the state's political landscape.

IND Monthly's Lecture Series welcomes Maginnis to the Hilton Lafayette Wednesday, March 20, at noon.

With his own brand of wit and wisdom, Maginnis has covered the events and players in  Louisiana politics since 1972. He launched LaPolitics Weekly via fax (and later online) in 1993 and writes a syndicated column that appears in 16 daily and weekly newspapers around the state. Maginnis has authored two books, The Last Hayride in 1984 and Cross to Bear in 1992, and is a frequent source for national media. He has been inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Manship School of Communications at LSU and is currently working on a website called to encourage first-time candidates to run for office.

"Politics in Louisiana is never boring, but with a tax reform agenda in the upcoming legislative session, the Senate race next fall and our governor's presence on the national stage, 2013 could be a banner year for the headlines," says IND Publisher Cherry Fisher May. "There is no more respected opinion on these matters than John Maginnis, and we are delighted to host him, just as the political season heats up."

IberiaBank and The Picard Group are presenting and supporting sponsors, respectively. Tickets are $40 per person and $350 for a reserved table for eight.

The IND is anticipating a strong turnaout from the Acadiana delegation.

For more information, contact Robin Hebert at (337) 769-8603 or by email: .