After 48 years in the Louisiana State Legislature, Senate President John A. Alario Jr. has decided not to seek election for his corresponding House of Representatives District, District 83.
Alario, a tax accountant, was first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1972. Since then, he has served twice as both Speaker of the House and President of the Senate, making him the only legislator in Louisiana and the fourth in the nation to do so.
With decades of service behind him, the 75-year-old lawmaker says in his announcement, that he is ready to “hang up his legislative hat” to spend more time with his family and in his community.
Alario says that representing Senate District 8 was one of the greatest privileges and he’s honored to have represented Baton Rouge.