SOURCE: Alexander for Attorney General

April 19, 2007 12:00 ET

Alexander to Run for Attorney General

Alexander Launches Campaign for Louisiana's Top Law Enforcement Position

SHREVEPORT, LA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- Shreveport native and attorney Royal Alexander officially announced his candidacy today for the Louisiana Attorney General position currently held by Democrat Charles Foti of New Orleans. Alexander, a forty-year-old Republican, has most recently served as Chief of Staff to United States Congressman Rodney Alexander.

"In this critical time, Louisiana needs an Attorney General who is interested in enforcing the law, not playing politics," said Alexander. "I believe now is the time for Louisiana to chart a new course, a course away from the 'good old boy' politics of the past and toward fresh energetic leadership rooted in sound legal principle," added Alexander.

Alexander will focus his first term on re-inventing the Attorney General's office after years of missteps and mistakes in its efforts.

"Poor planning and poor administration by the Attorney General's office are the hallmarks of the Foti regime, not to mention the politics-based decision-making process that seems to turn up at every corner. We have all seen the numerous blunders that have taken place the last four years, and truthfully, we can't afford another four years of 'Keystone Cops'-style leadership from our top law enforcement official," stated Alexander. "At a time when Louisiana needed him most, this Attorney General has failed us in the worst way," concluded Alexander.

Royal Alexander is a native of Shreveport. Prior to his position as Chief of Staff to Congressman Rodney Alexander, he served as an Administrative Law Judge for the Division of Administrative Law, State of Louisiana. Alexander has also served as attorney, of counsel, with the law firm of Smith and John in Shreveport, Campaign Consultant and Congressional Aide to former Congressman Clyde C. Holloway, as attorney with the law firm of Jeansonne and Remondet with offices in Shreveport, Lafayette, New Orleans, and Houston, and as a law clerk for the Honorable Rebecca F. Doherty, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Louisiana. Alexander received his J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law, where he served on Law Review and Moot Court Board and has a B.A. from Louisiana State University-Shreveport.

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