LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, the third-place finisher in Louisiana’s last governor’s race, has his eye on a new elected position, in the U.S. House.
Angelle, considered a possible contender for the U.S. Senate, instead announced Thursday he is running for the 3rd Congressional District representing southwest Louisiana.
In a statement, the Republican state utility regulator said he would fight regulatory and tax policies in Washington that he says are leading to layoffs and making it harder for families.
Angelle said: “It’s time we make the Washington politicians listen.”
He joins at least four other announced Republicans vying for the House seat on the Nov. 8 ballot. The seat, which represents Lake Charles and Lafayette, is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican running for the Senate.