The owner of Indoor Recreation, a local business, has declared his candidacy for Louisianana State Representative District 31 seat.

Jonathan Goudeau spoke with Bernadette Lee and Rob Kirkpatrick on "Acadiana's Morning News" about why he is seeking to fill the seat being vacated by Nancy Landry.

Goudeau says, if elected, he plans to bring his business experience to the job, and his philosophy is, "Open mind, open line".

He says there are many burdens on the state of Louisiana, and he would work with other lawmakers to come to agreements that would lead to more people staying in the state and more businesses staying open.