Nungesser Receives Endorsement from Senator Elbert Guillory for Lt. Governor
Nungesser Receives Endorsement
from Senator Elbert Guillory for Lt. Governor
Lafayette, LA – Senator Elbert Guillory held a press conference today and announced his endorsement of Billy Nungesser for Lt. Governor in the runoff election to be held November 21. Senator Guillory finished fourth in the primary election voting, held on October 24, with 8% of the vote.
“There are things that set Billy a part, like his commitment to Louisiana that we all know and have seen like when he fought for Louisiana after Katrina and the oil spill,” said Senator Guillory. “His commitment to family is just as important. He did a great job as president of Plaquemines Parish. He is fiscally sound and socially conservative. Billy Nungesser is what we need. He did a great job for Plaquemines Parish and he will do an amazing job for Louisiana. I am proud to announce my support and endorsement of Billy Nungesser.”
Senator Guillory served as State Representative in District 40 and has represented District 24 for seven years as State Senator. He served in the United States Navy and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law.
“I really appreciate Senator Guillory’s support. It means so much to me and I admire him as a senator, as well as a spokesperson for Louisiana. He has done a great job and I cannot express how honored I am to receive his endorsement,” said Nungesser.
While Plaquemines Parish President, Mr. Nungesser worked to defend his community and to fight to restore the Gulf Coast. He faced five hurricanes and the devastating 2010 Deepwater Horizon Spill oil spill. Billy’s rebuilding efforts and hard work landed more than 500 federal projects: $2 billion in levee improvement projects, $350 million in federal grants, $1 billion in coastal restoration projects and the first ever Coastal Restoration Master Plan. Nungesser was also appointed to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority Planning Commission, and received the Disaster Recovery Contractors Association’s Golden Horizon Award.
Prior to serving in elected office, Billy Nungesser was a successful small businessman whose innovative idea of converting used shipping containers into modular living quarters improved the living conditions of our state’s offshore oil drilling workers and created over 200 local jobs before he sold his business. Nungesser was recognized for his business acumen in 2002, when Louisiana Life Magazine named him one of our states “Top CEOs.”