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Panelist Bio


Charles Buckels
Vice Chairman -Republican Party of Louisiana

Charlie Buckels was elected Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Louisiana in 2008. From 2004 to 2008 he served as the Treasurer of the State Party. Mr. Buckels served as an elected delegate to the 2004 and 2008 Republican National Conventions was a member of Electoral College for 2008 Presidential Election.

Mr. Buckels began his insurance and mutual funds career in 1968, and has numerous sales, management and training achievements including the Chartered Life Underwriter professional designation. He is a 1963 graduate of Istrouma High School and he received a B.S. in Marketing from LA Tech University.

Three and half years ago Mr. Buckels embarked on another career and today in addition to family, civic, and political activities, he is employed by Redflex Traffic Systems as the Southeast US Sales Manager.

Charlie and his wife, Peggy, have been married 41 years and they have 4 grown children and 11 fabulous grandchildren. Since 1973 they have made their home in Lafayette.

Current Topic


     02/18 - Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana

How widespread is the problem in our state?
Governor John Bel Edward’s deputy chief of staff, Johnny Anderson, resigned in November due to allegations of sexual harassment. A month earlier, celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from his restaurant management group after sexual harassment accusations. Charges of sexual misconduct in the workplace against celebrities and government officials made state and national headlines during the last several months of 2017.

How widespread is the problem in our state? Where is the distinction drawn between boorish acts and abusive behavior? Is every circumstance unique or should all offenders be dealt with in the same manner? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana” Wednesday, February 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, February 27)

Panelists:
- Sen. Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell; Senate Select Committee on Women and Children
- Craig Broome; Louisiana Society of Human Resource
- Janice Lansing, Chairperson of Governor Edwards’ Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Policy Task Force
- Allison A. Jones; attorney; Downer, Jones & Wilhite in Shreveport

Robyn Merrick will host.
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