Angelle nominated for Lieutenant Gov. position

POSTED: Tuesday, April 27, 2010 - 6:54am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:59pm

Gov. Bobby Jindal nominated his natural resources secretary, Scott Angelle, to serve as lieutenant
governor.

If approved by lawmakers, Angelle will take over the office
after Mitch Landrieu leaves next week to become the mayor of New
Orleans. The appointment will last until either a new lieutenant governor
is elected, or the office is abolished, as Jindal proposes.

Angelle cannot take the office until both the House and Senate approve his
appointment. Angelle has been Secretary of the Department of Natural
Resources under Jindal and his predecessor, former Gov. Kathleen
Blanco.