Commissioner District 2

Commissioner Scott A. Angelle

 

Contact Information

Baton Rouge
Office of the Commissioner
District 2 - Baton Rouge
617 North Boulevard, Suite B
Post Office Box 2681
Baton Rouge, Louisiana  70821
225-342-6900
800-256-6004
fax: 225-342-6912
Jane.Rhodes@la.gov


Lafayette
Office of the Commissioner
District 2 - Lafayette
1314 Walker Road
Lafayette, Louisiana  70506
337-262-5380
fax: 337-262-5382
Susan.Benoit@la.gov

Biographical Data

Scott A. Angelle, native of Breaux Bridge, one of nine children, raised in a small town, in a middle class family, learned at an early age the value of teamwork and how to fight for every inch for the right things. He is an honor graduate of St. Martin Parish Public School System, and a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a degree in Petroleum Land Management. His business career has included strategic planning, risk management, and petroleum land management. He was elected at age 25 to the St. Martin Parish Police Jury and served on that body for 12 years until a new parish form of government was approved by the voters in 1999, when he was elected the parish’s first Parish President. He was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco in 2004 as Secretary of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Chairman of the State’s Mineral Board and reappointed to those posts by Governor Bobby Jindal in 2008, making him the first DNR Secretary to serve governors of different parties. At DNR, he focused on improving levee board governance, coastal management and restoration, making Louisiana a more attractive province for oil and gas investment, environmental legacy lawsuit reform, and managing the state-owned mineral assets and water resources. He left the Department of Natural Resources in August 2012, to seek the office of Public Service Commission.

 

In 2010, he was appointed as the 52nd Lieutenant Governor by Governor Bobby Jindal followed by a unanimous confirmation by both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature. During his tenure as Interim Lieutenant Governor, he successfully negotiated a $45 million down payment by British Petroleum to the State of Louisiana for tourism marketing in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon event. In addition, he was the state’s point person to negotiate an end to the Gulf of Mexico drilling moratorium and provided the leadership to help streamline federal oil and gas permitting. He also serves as a member of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and is chairman of the state’s Water Resources Commission. He remains active in religious, governmental and civic organizations. He and his wife, Dianne, are the proud parents of five (5) children and grandparents of twin granddaughters. He assumed the Commissionership of the Public Service Commission District 2, on January 1, 2013; current term ends December 31, 2018.

 
Commission District Geographical Area

East Baton Rouge*, East Feliciana, Iberia*, Iberville*, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston*, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge*, West Feliciana

*Some parishes are divided according to precincts. Refer to  Act 23 of the 2011 First Extraordinary Session