The campaign announced that Rep. Stuart Bishop of District 43 and Nancy Landry, District 31, have thrown their support behind the Naval Academy graduate and entrepreneur in his bid to unseat current Hunter Beasley in District 8.
Rep. Nancy Landry
Rep. Stuart Bishop
School board candidate Erick Knezek has picked up endorsements from a pair of south Lafayette Republican state lawmakers. The Knezek campaign announced that Rep. Stuart Bishop of District 43 and Nancy Landry, District 31, have thrown their support behind the Naval Academy graduate and entrepreneur in his bid to unseat current Hunter Beasley in District 8. Beasley is the current Lafayette Parish School Board president and one of six board members who this week voted to slash spending disproportionately among Lafayette's poorest, lowest-performing schools.
"Erick Knezek is the well-respected business leader we need on the Lafayette Parish School Board. Erick's military experience, his business experience and his experience as a parent, have prepared him well to serve. We need leaders like Erick on the School Board who will put the best interests of students first. That's why I am proud to endorse Erick Knezek for Lafayette Parish School Board, District 8, in the election on November 4," Landry says in a press release touting the endorsements.
Adds Bishop: "Our school board crisis is directly tied to the economic future of this city and we need Erick, who is a product of our public school system, a Naval graduate and a respected business leader, to be a part of finding the answer of how to turn around the mess that this current school board has created. This election is critical to the future of Lafayette's economy and our ability to grow and attract new businesses that will provide good paying jobs for our citizens. I am proud to endorse Erick for school board."
Knezek was equally effusive in accepting the support: "I am humbled to have the support of Representative Landry and Representative Bishop. Both have been very vocal concerning the future of education in this community and truly understand the issues and what is needed to positively impact the future of our city."