Roger Villere’s Run As La. GOP Chairman Ends After 14 Yrs.
Louisiana Republican Party Roger Chairman Villere will relinquish his role on Saturday after serving for 14-years.
It’s believed he’s the longest serving chairman to lead a state Republican Party in the country. Villere says during that time, the political demographics have certainly changed, making the GOP the dominant party for statewide offices.
"When I took over, we had one statewide elected official and that was Fox McKeithen. And today we have one statewide elected Democrat. So we completely swept that scenario."
"When I took office, the Democrats had three times more registered Democrats than they had with Republicans. Today they still have more, but it's less than double."
"And you look at the city of New Orleans. The crime rate is outrageous, the murder rate is one of the highest per capita in the nation. They don't have good water to drink, the roads are terrible."