|Running for Governor of Louisiana|
|General election||October 24, 2015|
|Louisiana Public Service Commission District 2|
|January 14, 2013-present|
|Years in position||2|
|Predecessor||James Field (R)|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 8, 2016|
|Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources|
|2004 - August 8, 2012|
|Bachelor's||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|Place of birth||Breaux Bridge, Louisiana|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Political career
- 3 Elections
- 4 Campaign donors
- 5 Recent news
- 6 Personal
- 7 Additional reading
- 8 See also
- 9 External links
- 10 References
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.
- B.S., Petroleum Land Management, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Louisiana Public Service Commission (2013-Present)
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.
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.
Hypothetical primary match-ups
|Governor of Louisiana|
|Poll||David Vitter (R)||John Edwards (D)||Jay Dardenne (R)||Scott Angelle (R)||Undecided||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Southern Media & Opinion Research Poll|
December 9-11, 2014
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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 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 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.
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.
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.
|Campaign Contributions and Expenditures|
|Candidate||Office||Beginning balance||Contributions||Expenditures||Ending balance|
|David Vitter||Governor of Louisiana||$0||$4,107,597.72||$600,212.83||$3,504,174.14|
|Scott Angelle||Governor of Louisiana||$175,574.96||$1,516,900.82||$232,370.28||$1,431,310.95|
|Jay Dardenne||Governor of Louisiana||$1,225,114.71||$690,128.62||$326,051.28||$1,549,526.30|
|John Edwards||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|
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. 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."
- 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."
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.
|Scott Angelle's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Louisiana Public Service Commissioner District 2||$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.
|Louisiana Public Service Commissioner 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Scott Angelle's campaign in 2012|
|Franks Casing Crew and Rental||$5,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$692,502|
|Total Votes received in 2012||213,485|
|Cost of each vote received||$3.24|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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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.
- Louisiana Public Service Commission - Commissioner Angelle
- Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Scott Angelle for PSC Campaign Website
- Angelle campaign on Facebook
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Complete election results," accessed November 7, 2012
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "PSC District 2 Candidate List," accessed October 25, 2012
- The Times-Picayune, "Scott Angelle to run for governor in 2015," October 2, 2014
- Angelle for PSC Campaign Website, "About Scott," accessed October 25, 2012
- CBS News, "La. Governor's natural resources secretary resigns," August 9, 2012
- The Times-Picayune, "2015 governor candidates forum: Louisiana has a roads and infrastructure problem," January 16, 2015
- Louisiana Ethics Administration Program, "View Campaign Finance Reports," accessed February 19, 2015
- Louisiana Secretary of State, "Candidate inquiry," accessed August 16, 2012
- Angelle Official PSC Campaign Website, "About the PSC," accessed October 25, 2012
- Follow the Money, "Career fundraising for Soctt A. Angelle," accessed July 11, 2013
James Field (R)
|Louisiana Public Service Commission
| Succeeded by|
|Louisiana Secretary of Natural Resources
2004–August 8, 2012
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