District 45

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About Rhonda
A mother of three children, I know what it means to raise students in Lafayette, and I don’t want to be a "FaceTime grandparent!" To that end, I will fight for a thriving future for the city of Lafayette and the state of Louisiana. Our children should become adults who can call Lafayette home.

The mother of a son who is the fourth generation Air Force soldier in my family, dedicated to serving our nation.
A 3rd-generation educator in Lafayette and in HD 45, having worked in Louisiana’s Community and Technical Colleges system and the LPSS. My grandfather was a professor in the education department and Commander of the USAF ROTC at USL. My father taught and coached at Acadiana High School for over 30 years.

A former student of St. Ignatius (Grand Coteau), Stone Scholastic Academy (Chicago), Edgar Martin Middle, Acadiana High, ULL, and Northwestern State University.
A dedicated steward of our community with the non-partisan/ not for profit League of Women Voters -Louisiana Education Committee Co-Chair, and American Association of University Women -State Board, among other advocacy coalitions.

A former student of St. Ignatius (Grand Coteau), Stone Scholastic Academy (Chicago), Edgar Martin Middle, Acadiana High, ULL, and Northwestern State University.
An active and faithful member, along with my children, of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Youth Community, where we strive to be the hands and feet of good work in our community

A volunteer in the Meals on Wheels program for 5 ½ years, coordinated through St. Barnabas Episcopal, Ascension Episcopal, and First Presbyterian churches.
Passionate supporter of our Francophone and Cross-cultural connections that are essential to our tourism industry.

A volunteer tutor of students (grades K-12) for the last 25 years.
I have been living -fortunately very well- with Multiple Sclerosis for 15 years. This disease has taught me first-hand what families confront with regard to healthcare access, affordability, and quality.