As the demands of a young family grew, the
Slidell republican focused her energies on her children, husband and
community. Over the years, she worked to improve education policies and to
grow STEM programs in local schools, earning the National PTA Life
Achievement Award for her leadership. The Senator continues to support
families and children through her volunteer work with East St. Tammany
Habitat for Humanity and Junior Auxiliary of Slidell.
As a state senator, Hewitt has focused her
efforts on stabilizing the state budget, improving education, creating jobs,
investing in infrastructure, advocating for families, and restoring
Louisiana’s coast. She currently serves as vice-chair of the Senate
Transportation, Highways & Public Works Committee, and is a member of the
Senate Environmental Quality Committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on
the Budget, and the Senate Finance Committee, which oversees the state
Senator Hewitt also has a strong voice on how
coastal restoration dollars are spent as a member of the Governor’s Advisory
Commission for the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the
Select Committee on Coastal Restoration and Flood Control.
As a member of both the Select Committee on
Women and Children and the Louisiana Policy and Research Commission, Hewitt
advocates for policies that will improve the lives of women and children
throughout the state.
Finally, the Senator represents the state of
Louisiana on two important national energy panels - the Southern Legislative
Conference (SLC) Energy and Environment Committee and the Energy Council.
During the 2016 legislative sessions, Senator
Hewitt proved to be a strong voice for businesses and families, having
received the Business Champion Award from the SWLA Economic Development
Alliance, the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation
of Independent Business and the Family Advocate Award from the Louisiana
Senator Hewitt married her husband, Stan, over
30 years ago and they have proudly raised two sons, Chris and Brad. They are
longtime members of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Slidell.
Senate District 1 includes the eastern side of
St. Tammany Parish as well as portions of Orleans, St. Bernard and