- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The leadership of the Republican Party of Louisiana isn’t changing as major federal and state elections loom.

Metairie business owner Roger Villere will remain in the chairman’s job, a post he’s held since 2004, after recent elections by the party’s governing committee.

Also re-elected were the Rev. Tommy French as vice chairman; former state Legislative Auditor Dan Kyle as treasurer; and Lillie Brady as secretary.

Villere told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1aXLgbs ) that the party’s top priority is to defeat Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu in November, and to keep the governor’s mansion and majorities in both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature in the 2015 elections.

Villere says the party also is working to build more of a grassroots organization.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com