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Craig Romero
Louisiana State Senate

Senator Craig Romero has been a member of the Louisiana State Senate for thirteen years. He was Chairman of the Senate's Natural Resources Committee. He is a Member of the State Senate's Select Committee on Coastal Restoration and Flood Control where he fought for coastline restoration. He was one of the first to promote the Christmas Tree project to help limit coastal erosion.

He is currently Vice Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee as well as a member of the Judiciary and Natural Resources committees. Prior to the Senate, Craig Romero was the elected President of Iberia Parish for eight years. He has been a member of the Police Jury Association, the Legislative Audit Advisory Council, the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation Board and the Commission on Louisiana Outdoors.

He has been named a "Friend of the Parishes" by the Police Jury Association of Louisiana, "Legislator of the Month" by the Louisiana Municipal Association and he received a conservation award from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Craig Romero has consistently received high scores from sportsmen's and business associations.

Craig Romero is the Past Chairman of the Lafayette Oilman's Sporting Clay Shoot, Past President of the Iberia Parish Cattleman's Association and the Past President of the Louisiana Charolais Breeders Association. He was named Mr. Iberia by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association and he received the Iberia Distinguished Citizen Award of 2004 from the Evangeline Area Boy Scouts Council of Acadiana. He has been a member of a number of organizations including Ducks Unlimited, the Knights of Columbus, Jaycees and Kiwanis. He is currently a member of the National Rifle Association. He also served as PTA President of St. Edwards Church School and as a coach of the Eagle Tee Ball Team of the Coteau League.

Craig is a resident of New Iberia where he and his wife Pamela have raised seven children. He holds a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. When he is not in the Senate, Craig Romeo is an employee in the oil field services industry and he works in the insurance industry. In addition to his other activities, Craig Romero is a proud farmer, raising Charloais cattle, with the help of his wife and children.

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10/16 - Election 2016

What concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall?

The presidential election may be getting all of the attention, but Louisiana residents will be making several important decisions at the ballot box in November. The U.S. Senate seat left up for grabs by retiring Sen. David Vitter has drawn a field of 24 candidates. Louisianians in the south- and northwest parts of the state will also be voting on congressmen. So, what national concerns are on citizens’ minds as they go to the polls this fall? What statewide issues should be on the mind of Louisiana’s next Congressional leaders? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers on “Election 2016” Wednesday, October 26 at 7p.m. (Taping Tuesday, October 25)

Our Panelists:

• Elizabeth Crisp / The Advocate
• Greg Hilburn / Gannett Newspapers
• Martin Johnson, Ph.D. / LSU Manship School of Mass Communication
• Albert Samuels, Ph.D. / Mandela School of Public Policy, Southern University

• Guest Host: Patricia Smith / Assistant to Dean of Political Science Dept., Southern University

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