About ME:

My name is James Cantrelle

My name is James Cantrelle, and I am running for State Representative in District 54. I am not a politician; I am a businessman and problem solver. I am running for State Representative because I want to provide solutions to the many problems the great state of Louisiana is facing today. Speaking from my experiences, it is evident that we must operate more like a successful business. WE MUST DO BETTER. This includes implementing foundational business principles such as: not spending more than you have, not raising taxes on citizens and small businesses, cutting unnecessary spending, and operating within your means.
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It looks like we are going to be short more than $1 Billion dollars in the 2021 budget with very little in the discretionary budget (less than $5 B out of $32 B). So, we are going to be forced to do something differently, or we are going to have to give in to higher taxes. From our shrimpers, teachers, oil and gas workers, and every industry in between - we need a voice that can work with other problem solvers without raising taxes and work for a better future… for everybody.
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The last thing we need is someone representing us with a political agenda. We need someone who will manage our state government like a prosperous business. I am not afraid of hard work. I have been working weekends and holidays since I was young. While employed full-time during my time at Nicholls State University, I was able to graduate first in my class. Presently, I have created a national growing franchise that has 43 locations (with the very first location here in Lafourche Parish).
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I humbly ask you for your support for State Representative of District 54. Together we can create a strong future for our Louisiana.

James Cantrelle