POSTED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 3:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 3:04am
Baton Rouge, La — Rep. Tony Ligi (R-Metairie), chairman of the House Republican Legislative Caucus, is pleased to announce that former Rep. Rick Nowlin, Republican of Natchitoches, has agreed to serve as the legislative policy analyst for the House Republican Caucus.
According to Rep. Ligi, after the 2011 Regular Session of the Legislature, a number of members of the caucus recommended that the Delegation retain a policy analyst to assist the caucus during the 2012 session. The role of the policy analyst would be the review of bills from the standpoint of their respective impact on the policy objectives of the caucus and in crafting bills and/or amendments to achieve those objectives.
Former Rep. Nowlin is recognized as an intellectual, energetic leader who served in the House with exceptional ability and integrity. Nowlin received a number of awards as a legislator, including the NFIB Freshman Legislator of the Year (2008), Council of State Governments "Toll Fellow" (2010 - one of 40 nationwide), Hudson Memorial Award for outstanding efforts in healthcare (2010), and Louisiana Family Forum "Outstanding Family Advocate" (2009 and 2010).
When contacted by Rep. Ligi, Nowlin said that he would serve as a volunteer during the 2012 Regular Session, if the service were to be approved by the Board of Ethics. That approval was granted by the Board on March 16, 2012. Although Nowlin had been busy in his engineering business since the election, he said that he could not turn down the opportunity to assist the Republican Caucus and to stay involved in state government.