Taylor F. Barras
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Taylor F. Barras

Republican

Member of Louisiana State Legislature

Louisiana
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Taylor F. Barras

Member of Louisiana State Legislature
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12
Years of Experience
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Taylor Francis Barras (born January 1957) is an American accountant and banker from New Iberia, Louisiana, who is a Republican member of the Louisiana House of Representatives for District 48, based in Iberia Parish. On January 11, 2016, as he began his third term in the chamber, Barras was elected House Speaker by his colleagues, who in what was considered a political upset on the second ballot rejected Representative Walt Leger, III, of New Orleans, the choice of incoming Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards. Barras received fifty-six votes; Leger, forty-nine. Since the days of Huey Pierce Long, Jr., legislators had confirmed the governor's choice for Speaker, but the Republican House majority instead elected Barras, despite the governor's wishes to the contrary.

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Experience

Education

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Louisiana State University Baton Rouge
BS Accounting
1979

Past Positions

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Representative
Louisiana State House of Representatives
2008 - 2020
Former Speaker of the House
Louisiana State House of Representatives
Market President
Iberia Bank, New Iberia

Other Experience

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Member
Acadiana Delegation
Former Co-Chair
Legislative Budgetary Control Council, Louisiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, Louisiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Joint Budget Litigation, Louisiana State House of Representatives
Former Member
State Bond Commission, Louisiana State House of Representatives
Former Vice Chair
Interim Emergency Board, Louisiana State House of Representatives
Member
Atchafalaya Basin Program Oversight Committee, Louisiana State House of Representatives
Member
Louisiana Rural Caucus
Member
Democratic Caucus