Posted: Apr 26, 2010 11:18 AM by Melissa Canone
Updated: Apr 26, 2010 11:18 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal is nominating his
natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to serve as lieutenant
If approved by lawmakers, Angelle will take over the office
after Mitch Landrieu leaves next week to become the mayor of New
The appointment will last until either a new lieutenant governor
is elected or the office is abolished, as Jindal proposes. Angelle
cannot take the office until both the House and Senate approve his
Angelle has been secretary of the Department of Natural
Resources under Jindal and his predecessor, former Gov. Kathleen
Blanco. Angelle has been in a dual role for Jindal, working as DNR
secretary and Jindal's chief legislative lobbyist.
Jindal says Angelle will continue as his legislative liaison
even as he becomes the temporary lieutenant governor.