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Sen. Rick Ward
D- New Roads

Rick Ward is a first term Senator in the Louisiana Legislature, serving District 17 which includes St. Helena, East Feliciana, West Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, East Baton Rouge, West Baton Rouge, Iberville, Assumption and St. Martin Parishes.

He is a member of the Senate Insurance and Judiciary A Committees and serves as the Vice-Chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee.

Ward is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the Southern University Law Center.

A native of Livonia, Ward is married to the former Dawn White, and has three children: Reese, Hayes and Hudson Ward.

Current Topic


08/15 - Louisiana Post-Katrina: A Decade of Difference

What difference has a decade made?

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!


09/15 - Agenda Louisiana

What issues will candidates face and where do they stand?

Recent Topics


07/15 - Symbol or Statement? History in Public Spaces

Is the display of Civil War statues in public justified or do they belong only in museums?


06/15 - Louisiana After Ferguson (Encore Presentation)

Who polices the police in Louisiana?


05/15 - Innovation Matters

What effect does diminishing Higher Ed funding have on Louisiana research programs?


04/15 - Back on Track: Louisiana Graduates

What help is available for Louisiana students who have dropped out of school?

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