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Claude Buddy Leach

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Louisiana Democrats

Employment History

  • Chairman
    Louisiana Democratic Party
  • Chairman
    Democratic Party
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    Sweet Lake Land
  • Chairman
    Farmers Bank
  • Chairman
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
    North American Land Company , LLC
  • President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Chairman
    Ways and Means Committee
  • Congressman
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In the News - let your light shine before others - Matt 15:16, 11 Dec 2013 [cached]
Jindal to take campaign cash from somebody who works for BP at the same time he's supposed to be holding BP accountable," said Louisiana Democrats Chair Claude "Buddy" Leach, Jr. "Gov.
Louisiana Democrats Chairman Claude "Buddy" Leach, Jr. is calling on the Jindal campaign to reimburse Louisiana taxpayers for the cost of using state troopers for political purposes.
Democratic Party Chairman ... [cached]
Democratic Party Chairman Buddy Leach, of Lake Charles, acknowledges that his party is down but insists that political leanings are "cyclical," and Democrats can make a comeback.
Asked about the almost dearth of Democratic candidates in many House and Senate races and especially the statewide ballot, Leach said Democrats, "knowing the state's current economic and political climate, didn't want to sacrifice their time" away from jobs and family and "face a situation in which the state is so divided."
Republicans are "trying to make Washington politics Louisiana politics," he said.
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Jindal's massive amount of money to wage a media campaign also was a factor, Leach acknowledged.
"I do believe local people have seen that individuals, our incumbent governor for one, are not what they represented four years ago," he said.
At the Baton Rouge Press Club earlier this year, Leach pledged to have viable Democratic candidates for every statewide office and ticked off several names.
Congressman Claude ..., 5 May 2008 [cached]
Congressman Claude Leach Congressman Claude "Buddy" Leach Congressman Claude "Buddy" Leach Leach, a longtime businessman and philanthropist in Southwest Louisiana, was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1968 where he served for 16 years. During his tenure he served as chairman of Ways and Means Committee and chairman of the Louisiana Legislative Council. He served in the 96th U.S. Congress as the last Democrat to represent the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana. Leach was appointed to serve on the House Armed Services Committee, Small Businesses Committee and the Committee on Veterans Affairs. Leach maintains a law office in Leesville and he is president and CEO of Sweet Lake Land & Oil Company, LLC, and North American Land Company, LLC, Lake Charles, and is chairman of the board of directors of Merchants and Farmers Bank.
In addition to serving on numerous professional and nonprofit boards locally, he also serves as National Democratic Committeeman from Louisiana and is a member the U.S. Rice Federation International Trade Committee and the National Cattleman's Association.
Democrats have fattest wallets for governor’s race, 24 Sept 2003 [cached]
"It just goes to show that you need some money to run for governor, even if you are aiming your campaign at poor people, as Buddy Leach is.Ewing is running as a moderate Republican."
Buddy Leach lists a dozen corporations in which he or his wife has an ownership interest.
He is president and CEO of Sweet Lake Land and Oil Co.Inc. and North American Land Co., both with headquarters in Lake Charles, which manage his wife's family's vast land and mineral interests.The jobs paid him $161,080.He also is chairman of Merchant's and Farmer's Bank of Leesville, his hometown, listing ownership of 11 percent of the stock.
Louisiana Democratic Party, 23 July 2011 [cached]
Claude "Buddy" Leach , Jr. is the Chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. A Leesville native, Leach received his undergraduate and J.D. degrees from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Following service in the U.S. Army, Leach was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1968. During his 16 year tenure in the Legislature, Mr. Leach served as Chairman of Ways and Means Committee and Chairman of Louisiana Legislative Council. Mr. Leach was elected to the U.S. Congress from the 4 th District in 1978, becoming the last Democrat to hold that seat. Prior to his election as Chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, Mr. Leach served as a National Democratic Committeeman.
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