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Stephen Waguespack
Office of the Governor

Stephen Waguespack serves as Executive Counsel to Governor Bobby Jindal. He is lead attorney for the Governor and works closely with stakeholders, legislators and other officials to develop and execute the Governor’s agenda for the state. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Policy in charge of developing and coordinating the Governor's agenda. He was the lead advocate in the Legislature on the Governor’s policy initiatives. In the 2007 Governor’s campaign, Waguespack served as then-Congressman Bobby Jindal’s policy director. Before that, he spent the previous 10 years in Washington DC on Capitol Hill, as a consultant for The Alpine Group and senior legislative aide to U.S. Congressman Joe Barton. Waguespack holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University and a juris doctorate from The Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar and a native of Gonzales, Louisiana. He and his wife, Colleen, have three sons and reside in Baton Rouge.

Current Topic


07/14 - Defining “Dangerous”

How does Louisiana determine if someone is a danger to themselves or others?

Special Presentation


Breaking Away:  A Louisiana Public Square Special Presentation

Would the breakaway City of St. George quash Baton Rouge’s school desegregation progress?

Coming Soon!


08/14 - Down the Road: Our Transportation Future

What should the state’s transportation priorities be?

Recent Topics


06/14 - Pot or Not? The Decriminalization Debate (Encore Presentation)

Would a reduction in penalties encourage more usage and lead the state down a path to legalization?


05/14 - Job Market 2014

What does Louisiana’s employment market look like for job hunters in 2014?


04/14 - State Contracts 101

Will proposed legislation help rein in costs or create arbitrary caps that hinder agencies in delivering services?


03/14 - Louisiana and The Minimum Wage

Should Louisiana develop its own minimum wage?

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