Angel Investor Bill Going To the House Floor!

Louisiana’s Angel Investor Tax Credit is making progress, passing out of the House Ways & Means Committee last week and scheduled to be heard on the House floor tomorrow at 1pm.

The Angel Bill is designed to incentivize investment in Louisiana startups and help overcome the access to capital barrier.   The bill would authorize tax rebates equal to 50% of the amount of the investment, for investments of up to $1 million per year, per business.

You can read a full version of the Angel Bill here.

Save Our Startups, the group behind grassroots efforts t0 pass the bill, has released another email and list of House representatives to contact to support the bill, reproduced in full below:


Thank You to everyone, the Angel bill passed out of House Ways & Means!

We’re building momentum, we need your voice to be heard!

We need your help today and tomorrow morning!


Just 5 minutes of your time can make a HUGE difference for our entrepreneurs, startups, and innovation in Louisiana!

Here’s how you can help:

  1. Check the list of Representatives below (or click this for link to the list).  It’s sorted by parish (it’s not perfectly alphabetical since some Representatives represent more than one parish).
  2. Email and call your Representative today or tomorrow morning at the latest.
  3. Also, please email each of the other Representatives (separately) for your parish and call if you can spare the time (this really makes a difference).
  1. Please forward this email to your entrepreneurial minded friends and ask them to register at so we can grow the support base for the angel bill.

Thanks and please make the calls and send those emails before noon tomorrow!

FYI, We switched to MailChimp for contacting you because of spam filter issues with gmail.  You may have missed a thank you email so we wanted to include the thank you below again – besides we can’t thank everyone enough for helping to make this happen.

Along with the efforts of all you who called and emailed the Representatives, we’d like to make you aware and thank several other individuals and organizations who are helping to see this legislation become law. First, a big thank you to Representative Michael Jackson for authoring this bill.  Erin Monroe Wesley has the lead with help from Meg Mahoney and Adam Knapp at BRAC out of the Capital Region.  Dino Paternostro and Michael Hecht at GNO, Inc. out of New Orleans are also working this hard.  There are a few other groups around the state who are pitching in as well and we appreciate their efforts.





Representative District Parish(es) Represented Address Phone Number Email Address
Montoucet, Jack 42 Acadia & Lafayette 112 East Hutchinson Avenue Crowley, LA 70526 (337)783-2999
Guillory, Mickey J. 41 Acadia, Evangeline & St. Landry P.O. Box 986 Eunice, LA 70535 (337)457-0194
Hill, Dorothy Sue 32 Allen, Beauregard, and Vernon 529 Tramel Road Dry Creek, LA 70637 (800)259-2118
Lambert, Eddie J. 59 Ascension P.O. Box 241 Gonzales, LA 70707 (225)644-4947
Smiley, Jr., M.J. “Mert” 88 Ascension & Livingston 18590 Highway 16 Suite 5 Port Vincent, LA 70726 (225)698-9694
St. Germain, Karen Gaudet 60 Ascension, Assumption, Iberville & West Baton Rouge 57835 Plaquemine Street Plaquemine, LA 70764 (225)687-2410
Aubert, Elton M. 58 Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, St. James, and St. John the Baptist P. O. Box 921 Vacherie, LA 70090 (225)265-1831
Harrison, Joe 51 Assumption, St. Mary, and Terrebonne P.O. Drawer 1809 Gray, LA 70359 (800)935-2081
Johnson, Robert A. 28 Avoyelles P.O. Box 467 Marksville, LA 71351 (318)253-8891
Danahay, Michael E. 33 Beauregard & Calcasieu 1625 Beglis Pkwy. Sulphur, LA 70663 (337)527-5581
Armes, James K. 30 Beauregard & Vernon 2255 University Pkwy. Leesville, LA 71446 (337)238-7004
Geymann, Brett F. 35 Beauregard and Calcasieu P.O. Box 12703 Lake Charles, LA 70612-2703 (337)491-2315
Gallot, Jr., Richard “Rick” 11 Bienville, Claiborne & Lincoln P. O. Box 1117 Ruston, LA 71273 (318)251-5019
Fannin, James R. 13 Bienville, Jackson, Ouachita and Winn 320 6th Street Jonesboro, LA 71251 (318)259-6620
Burns, Henry L. 9 Bossier 954 Hwy. 80 Suite 400 Haughton, LA 71037 (318)949-2463
Smith, Jane H. 8 Bossier P.O. Box 72624 Bossier City, LA 71172 (318)741-2825
Burrell, Roy 2 Bossier & Caddo 820 Jordan Street, Ste. 315A Shreveport, LA 71101 (318)676-7137
Carmody, Thomas 6 Bossier & Caddo 5916 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318)862-9956
Morris, James 1 Bossier & Caddo P. O. Box 217 Oil City, LA 71061 (318)995-6852
Norton, Barbara M. 3 Caddo 3245 Hollywood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71108 (318)632-5887
Seabaugh, Alan 5 Caddo 610 Marshall St. Suite 700 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318)676-7990
Williams, Patrick 4 Caddo 1500 N. Market Street Suite A-200 Shreveport, LA 71107 (318)676-5990
Burford, Richard T. 7 Caddo & DeSoto 671 Hwy. 171 Suite E Stonewall, LA 71078 (318)925-9588
Franklin, A B 34 Calcasieu 2808 E. Broad Street Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337)491-2320
Kleckley, Chuck 36 Calcasieu 130 Jamestown Road Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337)475-3016
Guinn, John E. 37 Calcasieu & Jefferson Davis P.O. Box 287 Jennings, LA 70546 (337)824-0376
Ellington, Noble 20 Caldwell, Catahoula, Franklin & Tensas 4272 Front Street Winnsboro, LA 71295 (318)435-7313
Hensgens, Bob 47 Cameron & Vermilion 407 Charity Street Abbeville, LA 70510 (337)893-5035
Anders, John F. “Andy” 21 Concordia, East Carroll, Madison, and Tensas 200 Advocate Row Suite D Vidalia, LA 71373 (318)336-5865
Howard, Frank A. 24 DeSoto, Red River, Sabine, and Vernon 1601 Texas Highway Many, LA 71449 (318)256-4135
Greene, Hunter 66 East Baton Rouge 8708 Jefferson Highway Suite B Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225)362-5900
Honoré, Dalton 63 East Baton Rouge 8776 Scenic Highway Baton Rouge, LA 70807 (225)771-5674
Ponti, Erich E. 69 East Baton Rouge 7341 Jefferson Hwy. Suite J Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225)362-5301
Richardson, Clifton R. 65 East Baton Rouge P.O. Box 78280 Baton Rouge, LA 70837 (225)261-5739
Smith, Patricia Haynes 67 East Baton Rouge 251 Florida Street Suite 300 Baton Rouge, LA 70801 (225)342-7106
Carter, Stephen F. 68 East Baton Rouge 3115 Old Forge Baton Rouge, LA 70808 (225)362-5305
Jackson, Michael 61 East Baton Rouge 660 N. Foster, Ste. A-214 Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (225)342-0774
White, Mack “Bodi” 64 East Baton Rouge & Livingston 35055 La. Hwy. 16 Suite 2 A Denham Springs, LA 70706 (225)791-2199 or (800) 408-9764
Barrow, Regina 29 East Baton Rouge & West Baton Rouge 3552 Monterrey Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70814 (225)362-5837
Foil, Franklin J. 70 East Baton Rouge Parish 320 Somerulos St. Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (225)342-6777
McVea, Thomas H. 62 East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Livingston, St. Helena, Tangipahoa & West Feliciana P. O. Box 217 Jackson, LA 70748 (225)634-7470
Chaney, Charles R. 19 East Carroll, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and West Carroll P.O. Box 8 Rayville, LA 71269 (318)728-5875
Little, Samuel P. 14 East Carroll, Morehouse, Ouachita & West Carroll 117 South Franklin Bastrop, LA 71220 (318)556-7026
Edwards, John Bel 72 East Feliciana, St. Helena, Tangipahoa, and West Feliciana P.O. Box 160 Amite, LA 70422 (985)748-2245
LeBas, H. Bernard 38 Evangeline & St. Landry 115 Southwest Railroad Ave. Ville Platte, LA 70586 (337)363-0152
Chandler, Billy R. 22 Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, and Winn P.O. Box 100 711 Hwy. 167 Dry Prong, LA 71423 (318)899-1193
Barras, Taylor F. 48 Iberia 800 S. Lewis Street Suite 206, 2nd Floor New Iberia, LA 70560 (337)373-4051
Champagne, Simone B. 49 Iberia & Vermilion 1407 Main Street Jeanerette, LA 70544 (337)276-4916
Jones, Sam 50 Iberia, St. Martin & St. Mary 733 Main Street Franklin, LA 70538 (337)828-7778
Gisclair, Jerry 54 Jefferson & Lafourche P.O. Drawer 1448 Larose, LA 70373-1448 (985)798-7707
Billiot, Robert E. 83 Jefferson #10 Westbank Expressway Westwego, LA 70094 (504)436-8929
Connick, Patrick