Scott Angelle

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Scott Angelle
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Current candidacy
Running for Governor of Louisiana
General electionOctober 24, 2015
Current office
Louisiana Public Service Commission District 2
In office
January 14, 2013-present
Term ends
Years in position 2
PredecessorJames Field (R)
Base salary$130,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$692,502
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources
2004 - August 8, 2012
Bachelor'sUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette
Place of birthBreaux Bridge, Louisiana
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Scott Angelle is a member of the Louisiana Public Service Commission. He was elected to the District 2 position on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

In October 2014, Angelle announced his campaign for Governor of Louisiana in 2015.[3]


Angelle's business career has included strategic planning, risk management, and petroleum land management. His political career started when he was elected to the St. Martin Parish Police Jury at the age of 25. He served in that position for 12 years, when he was then elected as the parish's first Parish President.

In 2004, Angelle was appointed Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and Chairman of the State’s Mineral Board. In 2010 he was appointed the 52nd Lieutenant Governor, serving as the interim officeholder for six months. He was elected to the LPSC in 2012 and has served on that body since.[4]


  • B.S., Petroleum Land Management, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Political career

Louisiana Public Service Commission (2013-Present)

Angelle was first elected to the commission on November 6, 2012. He has served on the commission since his swearing-in in January 2013.

Louisiana Department of Natural Resources Secretary (2004-2012)

Angelle was the Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources. He was appointed by Gov. Kathleen Blanco in 2004. He resigned on August 8, 2012, in order to run for the Louisiana Public Service Commission.[5]

Interim Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (2010)

In 2010, during his eight year tenure as DNR Secretary, Angelle served six months as interim lieutenant governor. He was unanimously approved by both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature.



See also: Louisiana gubernatorial election, 2015

Angelle announced his campaign for Governor of Louisiana in October 2014. During his campaign announcement, Angelle noted that he would run a "positive, high spirit campaign" focused on building coalitions.[3]


Hypothetical primary match-ups

Governor of Louisiana
Poll David Vitter (R) John Edwards (D)Jay Dardenne (R)Scott Angelle (R)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Southern Media & Opinion Research Poll
December 9-11, 2014
Triumph Campaigns
March 5, 2015
AVERAGES 35.65% 29.35% 16.8% 5.05% 13.65% +/--1.2 1,127.5
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January 16 forum

Gubernatorial candidates Scott Angelle (R), Jay Dardenne (R), David Vitter (R) and John Edwards (D) opened Louisiana's election season with a largely congenial forum. All four candidates shared similar thoughts on funding for transportation and the state police along with the legacy of term-limited Gov. Bobby Jindal (R). Dardenne criticized the state's approach to new transportation projects as unsustainable and too political. Each candidate agreed that the state police should see decreases in their allotment from the transportation trust fund, which is funded by gas taxes. Vitter, currently a U.S. senator, took the lead on bashing Jindal for questionable budgeting techniques and running for president from the governor's mansion.[6]

The biggest source of disagreement on January 16 was the state's financial support for parish transportation costs. Angelle and Edwards noted that parish governments needed state transportation aid because of their inability to generate enough revenue for local projects. Dardenne argued that current local aid, equaling more than one cent per dollar in gas taxes, needed to be decreased to preserve the state fund.[6]

Campaign finance

Scott Angelle ad (February 23, 2015)

Scott Angelle ad (February 26, 2015)

Campaign finance

Annual report (2014)
Comprehensive donor information for this election has been collected from the state's campaign finance authority. Based on available campaign finance records, the candidates raised a raised a total of $6,699,634.53 and spent a total of $1,267,092.55 during this reporting period. This information was last updated on February 19, 2015.[7]

Campaign Contributions and Expenditures
Candidate Office Beginning balance Contributions Expenditures Ending balance
David Vitter Republican Party Governor of Louisiana $0 $4,107,597.72 $600,212.83 $3,504,174.14
Scott Angelle Republican Party Governor of Louisiana $175,574.96 $1,516,900.82 $232,370.28 $1,431,310.95
Jay Dardenne Republican Party Governor of Louisiana $1,225,114.71 $690,128.62 $326,051.28 $1,549,526.30
John Edwards Democratic Party Governor of Louisiana $474,725.46 $385,007.37 $108,458.16 $745,894.30
Grand Total Raised $6,699,634.53
Grand Total Spent $1,267,092.55


See also: Louisiana down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Angelle won the election for District 2 of the Louisiana Public Service Commission in 2012. He faced Sarah Holliday (R), Erich Ponti (R), Forest Wright (D), and Greg Gaubert (no party affiliation) in the blanket primary on November 6, 2012.[8] Because Angelle received more than the majority of the vote in the primary, no runoff between the top two vote-getters was required.


2012 Campaign themes

Angelle's campaign committee outlines his top priorities for the District 2 seat of the Louisiana PSC on his official campaign website:

  • Regulation. Not Strangulation.

Excerpt: "As Public Service Commissioner, Scott Angelle will work hard to protect consumers. Drawing on an extensive knowledge of the energy industry, as much as anyone to ever serve on the P.S.C., he’ll ensure that regulation does not lead to strangulation, so we can have economic recovery, growth, and prosperity."[9]

  • Affordable energy. Create jobs.

Excerpt: "Since 1972, there have been six recessions in the United States, each of them preceded by a spike in energy prices. High utility costs not only hurt families at home, but they stifle the growth of our small businesses and economy. Scott Angelle will fight to make sure we have the reliable, low cost energy we need to grow and prosper in our State and Nation."[9]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Angelle is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Angelle raised a total of $692,502 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 11, 2013.[10]

Scott Angelle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Louisiana Public Service Commissioner District 2 Won $692,502
Grand Total Raised $692,502


Angelle won election to the position of Louisiana Public Service Commissioner in 2012. During that election cycle, Angelle raised a total of $692,502.

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Angelle currently resides in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana with his wife of 26 years, Dianne. The couple has five children, and twin granddaughters, and are members of St. Bernard Catholic Church.[4]

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Political offices
Preceded by
James Field (R)
Louisiana Public Service Commission
District 2

Succeeded by
Preceded by
Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources
2004–August 8, 2012
Succeeded by
Stephen Chustz