“Our railroad connections are crucial to Ascension Parish. Not only do they support our rail-served industries and local chemical plants and refining operations, they support passenger rail access—taking trucks off roadways and providing safe and efficient transportation options for the Baton Rouge-New Orleans Corridor.”

Kathy Edmonston took her seat in the Louisiana House of Representatives representing District 88 on January 13, 2020. She serves on the Transportation, Highways and Public Works committee, among several others. Prior to running for the Louisiana House, she served on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education from 2016 to 2020. Edmonston is a longtime parent facilitator for the Ascension Parish school system. She holds a B.A. in English from Louisiana State University.

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