State Rep. Nancy Landry of Lafayette is one of a handful of GOP figures pegged to spearhead former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign in the Bayou State. A two-term member of the state House of Representatives and an attorney by trade, Landry will serve on the Jeb!2016 Initial Steering Committee charged with building a campaign infrastructure in the state.
Also serving on the committee are Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish president, state Sen. Conrad Appel of Metairie and former Commissioner of Elections Suzie Terrell. Jason Hebert and Scott Hobbs will serve as advisers while fundraising efforts in Louisiana for Bush will be headed by Joe Canizaro, Boysie Bollinger and James Davison.
“Jeb Bush has a record of helping poor kids get out of failing schools and into situations where they can learn and succeed in life,” Landry says in a press release announcing the appointments. “He has stood up to the special interests that would trap kids in failing schools rather than allow them to rise up. There’s no doubt he fights and wins when it comes to lifting people up out of poverty.”