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Feb 24, 2014
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces the Appointment of Henry Baptiste to the Pontchartrain Levee District

BATON ROUGE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Henry Baptiste to the Pontchartrain Levee District.
 
The Pontchartrain Levee Board is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the levees and maintaining the levee drainage systems within East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Ascension, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and St. Charles Parishes.
 
According to statute, the board is comprised of the following nine gubernatorial appointments:
  • A citizen residing in East Baton Rouge Parish, nominated by one or more of their legislators; 
  • A citizen residing in Iberville Parish, nominated by one or more of their legislators; 
  • A citizen residing in Ascension Parish, nominated by one or more of their legislators; 
  • A citizen residing in St. James Parish, nominated by one or more of their legislators; 
  • A citizen residing in St. John the Baptist Parish, nominated by one or more of their legislators; 
  • A citizen residing in St. Charles Parish, nominated by one or more of their legislators; 
  • A representative from Louisville, New Orleans, and Texas Railway Company; 
  • A representative from the Illinois Central Railroad Company; and 
  • One at-large member residing in the district. 
Henry Baptiste, of Baton Rouge, is the President of Joe & Henry’s Fried Chicken, Inc. and Vice-President of Chicken Shack Systems, Inc.  Baptiste also serves as a broadcaster for Southern University Network.  Baptiste will be appointed to serve as a representative of East Baton Rouge Parish, nominated by one or more legislators, as required by statute.  
 
 
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