"After careful thought and consideration, I have decided to become a member of the Republican Party," Chandler said. "That party's philosophy is more attuned to both my constituents and mine, which is conservative in nature. Our core values are the core values of the Republican Party. Therefore, I believe it is in the best interest of my district to align myself with the party that best reflects our beliefs."
Chandler was first elected to represent House District 22 in 2006 in Cental Louisiana. He serves on the House committees on Commerce and Education.