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We cherish our lives in Louisiana and want to work and grow old here with our families and friends. But because of our State's focus on Big Business while ignoring our everyday citizens, there is a lack of meaningful opportunities for us, our kids, their kids, and future generations. The reality is that without significant change, our families and friends will be forced to continue leaving Louisiana. Therefore, we don't have any other alternative other than getting involved in "Taking Louisiana Back" from the career politicians that now run it..


The wonderful citizens of Louisiana are disgruntled with what's going on and agree something has to be done. But, really don't know how or have the resources to fight the career politicians in Baton Rouge who run the Federal, State, and Local Governments as a private "cookie jar" for them and their cronies. Therefore, if you will join me in this Journey to "Take Back Louisiana," I promise to provide the guidance, resources, and mentor ship to allow us to take the steps necessary to "Take Back Louisiana" for ourselves, our kids, their kids, and future generations.

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Issues that we face in Louisiana:
Issues that we face in Louisiana:
Business Big Business in Louisiana Makes Political Contributions - Gets Tax Incentives in Return

Louisiana leads the nation in incentives to industries while forcing Citizens to pay higher taxes & infrastructure improvements for the future – career politicians will continue to put their financial donors & themselves first!

Education True Opportunities in Louisiana for Our College Graduates?

With the crash of the Oil & Gas Industries, where can our College Graduates finding meaningful jobs? In the past 10 years, 77,000 of our College graduates have gone out of state to get jobs!

Environment "Cancer Alley" - Is There Any Doubt?

Rather than addressing environmental concerns as industry was forced to do by the EPA in St. John Parish, politicians will continue to hide information from the public as they take care of their corporate donors

Why am I Qualified to be Your Mentor in this Journey?

College Professor | Entrepreneur | "Wise Old Man"

I was born 1950, the son of a cotton sharecropper in Northern Louisiana,moved to Compton, CA and lived there for 4 years and at 7 years old moved to New Sarpy, LA. It was wonderful growing up in the River Parishes spending time hunting & fishing behind the levee, in the St. Charles Parish swamps, and dirt bike riding in the Bonnet Carre' Spillway. Playing football, basketball, and baseball at Destrehan High School was truly for me a life changing experience. After attending USL for 3 semesters, running out of money and options,I went to work for Carruth Mortgage, a small mortgage company in New Orleans. As only one of 5 executives in a 250 person company, I was the only executive without a college degree. With Carruth's support, I returned to night school at Loyola and completed my BBA in 1978. When Carruth Mortgage was sold to the Mellon Bank of Pittsburgh in the late 70's,existing Management was told we were the future of the company. But, when the Mellon Bank began they began sending in their freshly minted MBAs, I realized it was time for me to move on.

In 1978, I started RGC Investments, Inc., a real estate development company. From 1978 - 1988, RGC built $40 million dollars of speculative real estate projects. In the 1980s two things dramatically changed my life: First, I had an automobile accident resulting in T-7 Paraplegia, and Secondly, the oil field crashed taking the Louisiana economy with it. By early 1989 I had successfully liquidated my real estate holdings without personal or corporate bankruptcy. Now out of debt, out of a job, and scraped of all funds by lenders, I was relieved, but certainly concerned about the future. Using Student Loans, I returned to school at UNO in 1991 received my MBA and in 1996 my PhD. After teaching 5 1/2 years as an Instructor, after graduation I got a job at LaGrange College in Georgia for 2 years, then to Morehead State for 2 years, all the while leaving my family in New Orleans. My wife was a Counselor and my daughters were now in high school. In Fall of 2000 I came to UL Lafayette and this Spring just completed my 20th year there. I have taught Entrepreneurship in the Department of Management and will continue you to teach, God willing for the foreseeable future. My love is for God, Family, Country, and all things Louisiana. Historically, as citizens of Louisiana, we have laughed about the shenanigans of our politicians both at the state and local offices. But when your children and grandchildren are forced to move thousands of miles away because of the lack of career opportunities in Louisiana, the political corruption, self-serving career politicians, and support for political cronies, all humor disappears. *Note – one daughter and 3 grandchildren live in California. Insanity is often defined as “continuing to do what you have done in the past & expect change to occur.” We continue to reelect incumbent politicians & expect these “good ole boys” to make the hard choices required to turn around Louisiana. It's time we recognize only we as citizens possess the power to drive significant change.

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