Lafayette state Sen. Mike Michot will be the guest of honor tonight at the “Michot Spring Gala 2008.” According to the invitation, the fundraiser is being held at the Historic Houmas House Plantation and Gardens in Darrow, La. Tickets are $500 to the event. Event sponsorships ran for $5,000 each and host committee participation was priced at $2,500. Courson Nickel and Knight Oil Tools are the event’s sponsors. Acadian Ambulance, Atmos Energy, Dwight W. Andrus III, developer Robert Daigle and the Louisiana Auto Dealers Association are among the fundraiser’s 14 host committee members. Gov. Bobby Jindal will also be in attendance. The Event Chair and organizer is Nancy Landry, a local family law attorney who recently ran an unsuccessful campaign for the District 31 state House seat, won by Don Trahan.
Michot is now in his final term in the state senate and the fundraiser has prompted speculation about Michot’s future political plans. Michot, who could not be reached this morning for comment, recently told The Advocate that he did not have a run for another office in mind, “but you have always got to be prepared for what might come up.” Currently, Michot is the senior Republican in the state Senate and chairs the powerful Senate Finance Committee and Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget.