Central’s Bodi White to Run for Senate

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Press Release

    Louisiana State Rep. Mack “Bodi” White, R-Central, La., has announced he will seek election for State Senate District 6 in the Oct. 22 primary election.  State Senate District 6 includes most of the City of Central and represents parts of East Baton Rouge, Livingston, St. Helena, and Tangipahoa parishes.

    White cites his experience as an effective legislator who has led efforts to lower taxes, create jobs, invest in infrastructure, strengthen laws against criminals and improve education during his tenure in the Louisiana House of Representatives as his qualifications for the new post.  “I will continue to work hard to get the job done for the people I represent,” White said.  “I look forward to putting my experience in state government to work in the State Senate, and continuing to accomplish positive, forward-moving changes for my district and for the state as a whole.”

    White has been a champion of fiscal conservative policies by never voting for a tax increase during his eight years in the Louisiana House of Representatives.  In fact, over the last six years, the State Legislature has reduced more than $1 billion in state and personal taxes, including a reduction in the Stelly Tax.  White holds important committee assignments in the State House, including Appropriations, Judiciary, Criminal Justice, and Homeland Security, which he presides over as chairman.  White also serves on the state’s Juvenile Justice Commission and the Louisiana Emergency Response Network.

    White holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice from Southeastern Louisiana University, and did his post-graduate studies at Loyola University.  He served as an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s detective for six years, and worked as a supervisor at ExxonMobil for 17 years.  He currently works as a commercial and property real estate agent with Rogillio Real Estate Company in Baton Rouge and owns a small private security company.


  1. Another Central resident

    July 7, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    I hope someone more qualified runs. This is one person from Central that I do not support. 99.9% of the time I vote republican, but this time it looks like I am voting Democrat. Too many usual suspects in the picture.

  2. Yet another Central resident of 61 years

    July 9, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Bodi White, in my opinion is a total waste as a spokesman for Central. He was of absolutely no help when he was approached in regard to a problem here in the middle of Central. I’m also hoping he does not get elected to represent us. I have no faith or trust in him.

  3. Mike Mannino

    July 10, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Yet another. What was teh nature of the complaint ?

  4. Alton R Ashford

    July 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Dave are the above posts by the ACR family permitted while using an alias.

    • dave

      July 10, 2011 at 10:05 pm

      I struggled with that one. I could take the comments personally, but I could also interpret them as an analisys of the job performance. I personally feel Bodi has represented Central well, and I definitely want a Central citizen to be in that Senate seat. Comment stays on a close call, but I understand your question.

  5. Alton R Ashford

    July 10, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Mike, why would you want to know someones complaint that won’t post with their name. Is this credible.

  6. Mike Mannino

    July 11, 2011 at 8:50 am

    You have a point but as I have stated about some of the ghost posters, they are afraid of the retaliation if they are in business or related.

  7. mark young

    August 8, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    how do i get a yard sign for bodi white?

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