Wednesday, 06 June 2012 20:33
Who are your Louisiana legislators of the year?
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legislators-of-year1The recently completed legislative session saw its share of winners and losers. Now would like you, the people, to let your opinions be heard with our first-ever, “Legislators of the Year” awards and community.

For the next fourteen days, you can send to us your nominations for the best legislator in both houses. At the conclusion of the nomination process, the top five nominees for each house will then be put up on, and the polls will be opened. Voting will last for two weeks. After that time period, the votes will be tallied and the top legislator from both the House and the Senate, as chosen by the public, will be announced.




 During the entire process, Bayoubuzz will host its Legislators of the Year award community.  While there, you can upload photos, videos of your candidate, chat, discuss and more.  You can register by Facebook or connect anonymously.  We encourage positive comments about your choice candidates.  This is a community where you can let your presence known.  Simply sign in using a user name and password or Facebook connect (top right of page) and then join the group (community)


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The winners will be interviewed by Bayoubuzz whose articles and pictures will be featured prominently on the website’s front page and on the Bayoubuzz daily newsletters for one week.  The winners will also receive a Legislator of the Year certificate, and the awards will be announced to 1300 members of the media by press release.  We will announce other awards and prizes within the next few days.  The second and third place winners will also be publically honored.

So, if you believe certain legislators deserve to be recognized for outstanding service to his or her constituents and to the state of Louisiana, be sure to nominate them.   We hope you do participate.

Here is the nomination process:

1.  Please send to us the name (steve at of your recommended Louisiana House member and/or Senate member.    After doing so, please participate at our Louisiana Legislators of the Year Awards’ community. (It’s your civic duty, ahem!)

2. Put on the subject line of the email the following--“nominee for House” or “nominee for Senate” or “nominee for House and Senate”, whatever the case might be.

3. In no more than 150 words, provide to us the reason(s) for your nomination(s).

4. At your option, provide us with a picture of the nominee(s).

5. If you are a legislator, feel free to nominate yourself.  After emailing your self-nominations and information, then head over to the community and tout your achievements, contact and legislative information.  (All nominations emailed to us will be kept confidential, so you can put your name on the email or not.  It is at your own discretion).

6. Deadline for the nomination process will be midnight June 21.  The top 10 House of Representative members and the Senate members, respectively, with the most email nominations will be named in our online poll.  You are welcomed and encouraged to promote your candidates for the next two weeks after that poll is created.   The candidates with the most votes at the end of the voting period win.

Let us hear from you today with your email nominations and with your participation in the Louisiana Legislators of the Year digital community and program.  After all, they are our legislators and this is our opportunity to appreciate them and to be heard. 

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