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Claude A. Leach is currently President of Sweet Lake Land & Oil Co., LLC, a family-owned agriculture and energy firm, and North American Land Co., LLC, a land management, timber and agriculture firm, both in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Mr. Leach served on the Chamber Southwest Louisiana Board for three years and has served on the Boy Scouts of America Board since 1999.
He enjoys raising American Quarter Horses for business and recreation, participates with the Louisiana Equine Council and is a sponsor and advocate for the Louisiana 4-H and Louisiana High School Rodeo Association.
Mr. Leach also serves on the South Lake Charles Little League Board and coaches his son's teams.
Mr. Leach received his BS in Agricultural Economics from Louisiana State University in 1997.
Congressman Claude ...
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.
"As we begin the rebuilding process ...
"As we begin the rebuilding process of the Democratic Party we're doing it by getting back to basics and by putting Louisiana families and jobs first," said Louisiana Democratic Party Chairman Buddy Leach.
Democratic Party Chairman ...
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
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Jindal's massive amount of money to wage a media campaign also was a factor, Leach
"I do believe local people have seen that individuals, our incumbent governor for one, are not what they represented four years ago," he
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.
In the News - let your light shine before others - Matt 15:16
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.