State Representative Larry Bagley was recently presented with the Elected Official of the Year Award for his legislative efforts to improve the lives of those with disabilities. Bagley serves on the powerful Appropriations Committee and as the Chairman of the Health and Welfare Committee, which has allowed him to successfully direct over $76 million over the past 6 years to support organizations that serve those with disabilities.
“From my first visit to Holy Angles in Shreveport, I was all in,” Bagley said when asked why he works so hard to help fund services for those with disabilities. He went on to explain that Holy Angles’ CEO, Laurie Boswell, has been a solid partner to help him understand the needs of the disabled community and how small tweaks to our current system can improve their outcomes and quality of life. “This past year has been full of everything from funding local infrastructure to fighting vaccine mandates, but in the forefront of my mind at all times are the faces and stories of those who rely on facilities like Holy Angles,” Bagley concluded.
Bagley serves as State Representative for District 7, encompassing parts of Caddo, DeSoto, and Sabine Parishes. He is two years into his second term in office where he serves as the Chairman of the Health & Welfare Committee that regulates our hospital and health care systems as well as serving as an interim member of the Appropriations Committee that controls all of the state’s spending. The legislature convenes from March 14th to June 6th for their Regular Session.