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Sally Nungesser
Principal - Nungesser Consulting LLC

Sally Nungesser is principal of Nungesser Consulting LLC (NC), a fundraising firm for Republican candidates in Louisiana.

NC is currently raising funds for the 2010 reelection campaigns of Congressman Steve Scalise and Congressman John Fleming, and for Secretary of State Jay Dardenne’s special election campaign for the office of Lieutenant Governor.

NC raised funds for Congressman Rodney Alexander’s reelection, Congressman Steve Scalise’s special election and reelection, Congressman John Fleming’s election, and Supreme Court Justice Greg Guidry’s election campaigns in 2008.

In 2007, NC raised funds in Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain’s campaign and worked in Sammy Kershaw’s race for Lieutenant Governor.

Sally Nungesser has raised more than $8 million for Governor Bobby Jindal and served as his fundraising consultant when he began his political career in 2003, in his successful run for Congress in 2004 and handled special projects in his election as Governor in 2007.

Sally Nungesser was chief fundraiser for Governor Mike Foster from 1997 until he left office in 2004, raising more than $4 million for his successful reelection campaign. She also raised campaign funds in Louisiana for President George W. Bush.

Sally was Finance Director of Treen for Governor in 1979, Coalitions Director of the Bob Dole campaign in 1996 and was in charge of President George W. Bush’s primary campaign in Louisiana in 2000. She coordinated the meeting of the Southern Governors’ Association in New Orleans in August of 2002, and was a Delegate and the Secretary to the Louisiana Delegation at the National Republican Convention in Philadelphia in 2000.

Sally was Assistant Commissioner, and Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff, for the Louisiana Insurance Department. She has also been the marketing coordinator for a national packaged goods company and served in the administration of Governor Dave Treen as Director of his Office of Public Relations. She ran against Jim Brown for Insurance Commissioner in 1995 after exposing corruption in the Insurance Department.

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09/16 - Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System

How well is the state’s public school system really performing?

One national survey ranks Louisiana as 49th for academic achievement of public school students. Another national report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing? Where is there room for improvement? What will the new federal “Every Student Succeeds Act” mean for education in Louisiana? And how have the historic summer floods changed things? Louisiana Public Square explores these issues and more on “Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB HD and in New Orleans on WLAE.

The panelists are
• Superintendent Michael Faulk, Central Community School System
• James D. Garvey, Jr. , BESE Board President
• Scott Richard, Executive Director, Louisiana School Boards Association
• Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith, D- Baton Rouge; House Education Committee

LPB CEO Beth Courtney and LSU Manship School of Mass Communication professor Robert Mann host the show. The program features interviews with Louisiana Education State Superintendent John White; Debbie Meaux, President of the Louisiana Association of Educators; Brigitte Nieland with the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry and Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Theodis Lamar Goree.

“Pass or Fail? Louisiana’s Education System” can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.

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