State Representative Jack Montoucet will be next to lead Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries after his appointment by Governor John Bel Edwards. The announcement comes after former Secretary of LA Wildlife and Fisheries, Charlie Melancon, was resigned from the post. In a release, Edwards calls Montoucet a friend: "As a businessman, he understands the complex nature of running an organization such as Wildlife and Fisheries, and as an alligator farmer in Acadiana, he shares my belief that nothing should get in the way of Louisiana remaining the Sportsman's Paradise.  This single agency represents so much about our culture, and I am excited to have Jack lead it into the future."

Montoucet was elected to the House of Representatives in 2008. He is the owner of Jacques' Croc's & Farm Pride Processors and retired Fire Chief from the Lafayette Fire Department.

Republican Jay Suire, a life-long Crowley resident and attorney, announced today his intention to run for the seat currently held by State Representative Jack Montoucet. Montoucet will be vacating his position as a legislator to accept a post as the head of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.