Who is Gary Beard and how does he keep landing public contracts?

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Metro Council Gary Beard
MILLION-DOLLAR DEAL: Gary Beard, left, and his eponymous company have earned at least $1.7 million in management fees in deals tied to the Baton Rouge airport and a new Mosquito Abatement and Rodent Control headquarters. (Tim Mueller)
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In his nearly 40-year career, Gary Beard has found work as an engineer, a legislator, a failed candidate for statewide office and an inventor—according to his LinkedIn page. About a decade ago, he…

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