Aug 2, 2011 1:17 PM by Tonya LaCoste
State Rep. Bobby Badon announced today he is not seeking reelection. "After long thought, deep discussions with my family and friends, and some prayer, I have decided that I will not seek reelection as State Representative for House District 39. My term in the Louisiana House of Representatives ends in January," Badon said. He'll continue represent District 39 until his successor takes office in January.
"While I value my constituents in St. Landry Parish and St. Martin Parish, Lafayette Parish is the heart and soul of District 39. More than three-quarters of the residents of District 39 live in Lafayette Parish. Being from Lafayette Parish, it gave me a better understanding of the needs of all of my constituents. I feel it will be important for the next Representative to also have a full understanding of those needs and the needs of all the District. Thank you and God bless," Badon stated in a press release.
Before being elected to serve in the state legislature, Badon served two terms on the Carencro City Council. Badon said his business and farming are "keeping me very busy and is taking more and more time away from my duties as State Representative. I am creating jobs and bringing opportunities right here in Lafayette Parish. I am confident in my abilities and proud of my accomplishments as State Representative of District 39."