State Sen. Beth Mizell, a resident of Stony Point near Franklinton, has been elected President Pro Tempore of the Louisiana State Senate.
The President Pro Tempore serves in the absence of the President of the Senate.
Mizell, a Republican, was sworn into her second term as a state senator last week. She was first elected in 2015 and re-elected in 2017.
State Supreme Court Justice Will Crain, a native of Washington Parish, stepped forward to swear Mizell in last week as President Pro Tempore of the Senate as her family members stood nearby. Mizell represents all of Washington Parish and portions of St.. Tammany Parish and Tangipahoa Parish in the state Senate’s District 12.
In addition to Mizell, state Rep. Malinda White was also sworn in last week to a second term. A Democrat, she represents most of Washington Parish and a small section of St. Tammany Parish. A third legislator, Rep. Larry Frieman of Covington, a Republican, was sworn in for his first term last week. Most of his district is in St. Tammany Parish, but he also represents far western Washington Parish.