Baton Rouge, La. (Dec. 18, 2014) – NORTHPAC, a political action committee of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), has announced its endorsement of candidate Mike Johnson in the upcoming House District 8 special election to replace Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Benton) who was recently elected unopposed to the 26th Judicial District Court.
“With more than 15 years experience of serving the Louisiana Legislature as an attorney, consultant and author of many landmark pieces of legislation, Mike Johnson’s legislative experience and conservative principles will represent House District 8 admirably,” NORTHPAC Chair Terry Baugh said. “District 8 residents are fortunate to have him step up to fill this seat.”
As a LSU Law School alumnus and nationally known constitutional attorney, Johnson has dedicated his career to defending fundamental freedoms and traditional values cherished by the people of Northwest Louisiana.
He is a partner at Kitchens Law Firm in Bossier City and serves as the president of Freedom Guard, a nonprofit that provides strategic counsel, litigation and education services free of charge.
“Mike understands the plight of the small business owner because he has owned a small business himself, just like his parents and grandparents. We believe he will be a strong voice for the business community and become a leader in the Louisiana House of Representatives,” Brian Landry, executive director of NORTHPAC said.
“I am grateful to have the endorsement of NORTHPAC and the support of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry,” said Johnson. “I am committed to doing all we can to support the business community in our state, because that is how we ultimately ensure greater opportunity for all people. Louisiana can do better in its efforts to encourage the growth and vitality of the private sector, and I look forward to helping lead that charge.”
A special election for House District 8 is set for Feb. 21, with a runoff if needed on March 28. Qualifying begins Jan. 7.
NORTHPAC is a political action committee for the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the largest and most effective business advocacy group in the state. NORTHPAC provides a unique opportunity for the business community to work together to elect and support a pro-business legislature and achieve significant reforms to move Louisiana forward. For more information about NORTHPAC, visit northpacla.org.