Morgan said Wednesday that while he “didn’t really want” to serve on the board because of the time and work involved, he felt compelled to submit his name after being asked to do so by officials including Jindal’s former coastal protection chief Garret Graves, who is now running for Congress in the 6th District. While serving in state government, Graves was one of the leading opponents of the suit.Graves and Lapeyre must have appealed to his noble sense of civic duty.. or something like that.
Jay Lapeyre, the chairman of the nominating committee, said Wednesday that he was among the people who encouraged Morgan to put his name in for the position, and he said he has encouraged anyone qualified to do so. Finding qualified candidates for the authority has been difficult in the past.
“I encouraged, as I always do, everyone with ability and competence to run,” Lapeyre said.
If he is appointed, Morgan is expected to be a fifth vote against the lawsuit.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Dirty job but somebody has to...
There are two seats up for reappointment on the SLFPA-E and nominations are due next week. Depending on how the nominating committee decides to package things, the process could result in opponents of the board's lawsuit against oil and gas companies gaining a majority. The guy who is supposed to tip that balance sounds really enthusiastic.