Union-bustin’ Bishop seeks re-election

State Rep. Stuart Bishop, R-Lafayette, wants a second term in the Legislature. The south side concrete magnate announced this week his intention to seek re-election to the District 43 seat in the state House of Representatives representing south Lafayette Parish including Broussard and Youngsville.

“I’m honored to represent Lafayette Parish and am thankful for the opportunity to continue serving our community,” Bishop says in a release announcing his candidacy. “Over the past four years, I’ve worked hard to pass common sense legislation to bring greater transparency to state government, strengthen ethics standards, cut bureaucratic red tape for families and businesses, protect our oil and gas industry, improve voting opportunities, access and technology and sustain our sportsman’s paradise. I’m ready to continue moving our Louisiana forward.”

Bishop has served on the Committee on Natural Resources and Environment, Appropriations and the Joint Legislative Committees on Capital Outlay and the Budget as well as the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. It was in the latter committee that he was instrumental in helping kill equal pay for women legislation. Bishop also sponsored legislation in the 2015 session designed to weaken public-sector unions. Although the bill was withdrawn, he has vowed to reprise it in 2016.

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