Lance Harris has served as the District 25 State Representative since 2012. From 1979 to 1982, he attended Northwestern State University and Louisiana College to pursue a degree in piano performance. Lance is a 1984 graduate of the Louisiana Banking School of the South hosted by the University of Southeastern Louisiana. Lance began his professional career with Guaranty Bank and Trust Company. After working his way up in the banking industry, Lance began his own company. Today, his professional resume includes the following companies:
Lance has been active in several professional, civic and personal organizations around his community. These organizations include:
Lance has been a resident of Central Louisiana for 59 years and has been married to Leetha Harris for 36 years.
Lance was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives on October 22, 2011. His district, District 25, encompasses a large portion of Rapides Parish. In December of 2012 Lance was elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the Louisiana Republican Legislative Delegation. With Republicans having a majority in the House, he acted as the Majority Leader and was an active and visible leader on the House floor. Within this role, Lance also represented Louisiana on GOPAC’s Legislative Advisory Board. Lance serves/served on the following committees within the House:
Lance has a solid conservative voting record while serving in the House. He consistently voted pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, and pro-business. Lance has filed and passed multiple pieces of legislation and led the fight to curtail frivolous lawsuits, end the spending of one-time money, extend the hate crime statute to cover first responders, and protect from federal intrusion in state rights.
Some of his major successes in the House include authoring the nation’s first “Blue Lives Matter” law, which extends protections for police, firefighters and EMS personnel by ensuring that existing hate crime laws include this group if they are targeted for their employment status. He also authored an act that puts more budgetary controls in the hands of the legislature and ensuring that one-time money is not used on reoccurring expenses.
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