|Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives|
from the 54th district
January 13, 2020 – April 9, 2020
|Preceded by||Jerry "Truck" Gisclair|
Reggie Paul Bagala
July 8, 1965
|Died||April 9, 2020 (aged 54)|
Raceland, Louisiana, U.S.
|Alma mater||Louisiana State University|
From 2014 to 2017, he served as the Lafourche Parish administrator and as director of the Office of Community Services before being fired by Lafourche Parish President Jimmy Cantrelle after Bagala refused to call council members about an insurance policy. However, he was hired by the by the council to serve as its auditor. He later filed a lawsuit against Cantrelle for violating his First Amendment rights, but his lawsuit was dismissed in 2019.
In 2019, Bagala was elected to represent the open 54th district in the Louisiana House of Representatives in a gain for Republicans in the state house. The district's outgoing representative, three-term state Rep. Jerry "Truck" Gisclair, a Democrat, was term limited and could not seek re-election.
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Jerry "Truck" Gisclair
| Louisiana Representatives