Mar 16, 2010 12:00 PM by Letitia Walker
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco has joined
the leadership ranks of the Louisiana Democratic Party.
Blanco was named to the party's executive committee by Party
Chairman Buddy Leach. As part of the executive committee, Blanco
will help make decisions on the day-to-day operations of the party
and will work on political strategy with the chairman.
Governor from 2004 to 2008, Blanco chose not to run for a second
term after receiving criticism for her handling of the state's
response to Hurricane Katrina. Before she became governor, Blanco
was lieutenant governor for two terms, a member of the Public
Service Commission and a member of the Louisiana House of