Tuesday, October 30, 2007

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Thank You!

Dear Citizens,
As this election season comes to a close, I wish to thank you for your support during my campaign for State Representative.It has been an honor to travel throughout District 42 and discuss the many important issues facing our state. I am optimistic that Louisiana will progress under Governor-elect Bobby Jindal’s leadership.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Even though the results were very disappointing, I had the opportunity this year to meet thousands of people. I was touched by how concerned our district is about education and corruption. I offer a reform plan that I believe could have made a difference in Louisiana. In the beginning of our journey I vowed to keep a clean campaign, and I was the only candidate who kept their promise. I don't believe in a campaign that offers negative attacks, I believe in a campaign that offers a positive plan. I believe that I ran a clean, efficient campaign. The results were not as I hoped for, but I will continue my work in other areas. I would like to thank my hardworking volunteers, my children (Isabella, Elise, Nadia, and Ben), my husband, and my grandchildren. I enjoyed everyone I met, and remember you all know where to find me and no matter what I am here in Acadia Parish!
Isabella delaHoussaye

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Isabella is endorsed by the NRA

The National Rifle Association, or NRA, has endorsed Isabella delaHoussaye for State Representative. The NRA is a non-profit group for the promotion of marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting, self-defense, and firearm ownership rights in the United States, established in New York in 1871 as the American Rifle Association. It sponsors firearm safety training courses, as well as marksmanship events featuring shooting skills and sports.
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Monday, October 15, 2007


We are now down to the final days of our election. We have 5 days left! This is a very exciting time, but we need to remember what is important this election. This is the most important election in the history of Louisiana because we have an opportunity to elect good leaders that can change Louisiana. This is the first major election after Hurricane Katrina and Rita, now is the time when we can create more jobs, restore and renew our education system, and renew our name to world.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


The Louisiana Restaurant Association has recently endorsed State Representative candidate, former Mayor Isabella delaHoussaye. The Louisiana Restaurant Association is one of the largest business organizations in the state, representing more than 7,500 restaurant operations and related businesses.

The restaurant industry in Louisiana employs 140,000 people directly and another 55,000 indirectly. Restaurants in Louisiana are expected to generate $5.1 billion in sales during 2007.

Isabella was also endorsed today by The Associated Builders and Contractors (Pelican Chapter Pac).

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Isabella delaHoussaye's Bio.

Delahoussaye, Crowley’s first female and Republican mayor, left a legacy of many significant accomplishments. As part of her expansion program, Mayor Delahoussaye secured funding for lighting at Exits 80 and 82 on Interstate 10 and the service road on the north side of I-10 and managed major drainage improvements for the city, and the restructuring of West Hutchinson Avenue into a state of the art boulevard, while also resurfacing all of Crowley’s city streets. Mayor Delahoussaye supervised the expansion, renovation, and beautification of a number of buildings in the city of Crowley including the complete restoration of the historic Miller Stadium, the total restoration of the Rice Theater, the expansion of programs and facilities at the Recreation Center, and the purchase and remodeling of the J. D. Miller building (historic Crowley Motor Co.) to house the new City Hall and museums. In addition, under her supervision, the city of Crowley partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to establish the Enterprise Center as a business incubator for new and emerging companies. On a lighter note, she was instrumental in beginning two major Crowley festivals, Carnival D’Acadie and July Fete. While she was Mayor, the city of Crowley was recertified as a Tree City USA, a certified Main Street Community, a certified Retirement Community, and, when it attained its ISO certification, became the first city in the country (and second in the world) to be ISO 9001 certified. During Mayor Delahoussayes’ terms the city underwent the largest expansion and period of economic development in its history. Council members who served during her three terms were James M. Buatt, J. Elliot Dore, Tiger Istre, Vernon Martin, Mary T. Melancon, Laurita D. Pete, Woody Marceaux, Steven C. Premeaux, Ira Thomas, Greg Jones, Willy Clement, Jerry Harmon and Harry Fuselier.



Tuesday, October 2, 2007


Acadia parish Clerk of Court Robby Barousse is urging Crowley residents, living in certain voting precincts, to take advantage of early voting.

It begins at 8:30 Saturday morning. The reason he says is the International Rice Festival is set for October 20th, the same day of the election.

He says getting to your polling place could be a problem.

Monday, October 1, 2007

DelaHoussaye Received LABI Endorsement

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Crowley, LA—Isabella delaHoussaye, candidate for State Representative in District 42, has received the distinguished endorsement of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s (LABI) WESTPAC. This entity represents the political interests of business people throughout the western region of Louisiana.
Ginger Sawyer, executive director of LABI, said, “The board’s decision was primarily driven by the strength of Isabella’s interview which showed her background, character, and philosophy to uniquely qualify her to serve in the Louisiana House of Representatives. In addition, the committee noted her focus on economic development and history of working to attract jobs to the Crowley area. Her unique experiences position her well to continue these efforts in District 42 and the legislature.”
When informed of the endorsement, Isabella commented, “It is an honor to have the confidence and backing of the local business community in this race. As your representative, I will continue the path I have started and support the growth of business to advance of the state of Louisiana as a whole. It is my goal to create and expand economic opportunities for our state and our citizens.”
Isabella delaHoussaye served as mayor of the City of Crowley for nine years. During her terms, the city experienced unprecedented growth. Crowley’s revenue base expanded, the recreation departments was revitalized, basic infrastructure—including roads and drainage—were modernized, and city services improved. She also spearheaded the historic restoration of the new Crowley City Hall and established the Rice Interpretive Center and the J.D. Miller Recording Studio Museum. Equally important is her experience with disaster recovery in the wake of three hurricanes which impacted the city during her tenure.
The primary election date is Saturday, October 20, 2007. Early voting is scheduled for October 6-13, 2007. To see a map of District 42, log onto www.isabelladelahoussaye.com

Saturday, September 29, 2007

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From left, Louisiana House of Representatives District 31 candidates Nancy Landry and Don Trahan participate in a political forum along with District 42 candidate Isabella delaHoussaye and District 43 candidates Page Cortez and Patrick LeBlanc on Tuesday evening at the Home Bank building in Lafayette. The forum was sponsored by the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce.

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Legislative hopefuls agree on many issues

"Also participating in the forum was District 42 candidate Isabella delaHoussaye, the former mayor of Crowley, who is facing Jack Montoucet, who was unable to attend."

"On health care, the candidates all said they supported a system in which money now going to charity hospitals would follow indigent patients if they choose to go to private hospitals or rural clinics."

“For the amount of money spent on health care in this state, there has to be a better way to deliver the care,” delaHoussaye said.

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Candidates talk business
State economic issues debated at House forum
Claire Taylor
"House District 42 candidate Isabella delaHoussaye, R-Crowley, said leaders need to make Louisiana safer from natural disasters in order to attract insurance companies. Shoring up the coastline, rebuilding barrier islands and enforcing new building codes will help."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Isabella Support!

Isabella was recently endorsed by LABI (Louisiana Association of Business and Industry) and The Louisiana State Medical Society.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Isabella on the CAMPAIGN TRAIL

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Campaign Volunteer Organizer Joanie Schendel