LA State Rep. Falconer Elected To House Appropriations Committee
MANDEVILLE, LA – State Rep. Reid Falconer, R-Mandeville has been elected to the House Appropriations Committee, replacing John Schroder, who resigned his House seat last month.
Falconer, serving his first term from the St. Tammany Parish district, joins the powerful 25-member budgeting committee immediately.
Seventeen of the Appropriations Committee members are appointed by the Speaker of the House, with eight being elected by House colleagues in each of the state's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) districts.
Falconer was unopposed in his candidacy for the First District seat.
"I'm honored to have won this seat without opposition, and I am committed to providing a conservative voice on the Appropriations Committee," Falconer said. "With our state experiencing annual budget crises for nearly a decade, it's more important than ever that we budget wisely and live within our means. I look forward to aggressively addressing the challenges to come before this important committee."