IN DISTRICT 36 SWEARING IN CEREMONY
Robert Adley is the newest member of the Louisiana State Senate, representing citizens in Senate District 36. The Benton democrat, surrounded by family and friends, took the oath of office administered by Twenty-Sixth Judicial District Judge Dewey Burchett, Jr. during special ceremonies at the Bossier Parish Courthouse in Benton. With Minden contractor James Madden serving as master of ceremonies, members of the Benton High School ROTC presented the colors and Ted Beagley performed the national anthem. Reverends Edward Morris delivered the invocation, Reverend Bill Blakely the benediction.
"It is indeed an honor to have the opportunity to serve once again in the state legislature," Senator Adley, who served in the House of Representatives from 1980 to 1996, said. "The needs of senate district 36 and its citizens are many. I intend to do my best to secure increased state support for infrastructure improvements, job development and access to quality and affordable health care in the area, while making sure that we are managing our tax dollars wisely."
State Senator Adley comes to the State Senate after winning a special election earlier this month to fill the seat vacated by Foster Campbell who left the legislature to take a seat on the Public Service Commission. Besides his previous service in the legislature where he chaired the House Appropriations Committee and a bid for governor in 1995, the 55 year old Adley also once served as a Bossier City councilman.
A graduate of Airline High School, Adley earned an associates degree from Louisiana Tech. He owns Pelican Gas Management, Inc. He and wife Claudia Henagan have two children.
Citizens in district 36 will soon be able to contact Senator Adley at his new district office. The address is 716 Main Street, Minden LA 71055 and the phone number is 318- 371-2420.