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Panelist Bio

Craig Romero
Louisiana State Senate

Senator Craig Romero has been a member of the Louisiana State Senate for thirteen years. He was Chairman of the Senate's Natural Resources Committee. He is a Member of the State Senate's Select Committee on Coastal Restoration and Flood Control where he fought for coastline restoration. He was one of the first to promote the Christmas Tree project to help limit coastal erosion.

He is currently Vice Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee as well as a member of the Judiciary and Natural Resources committees. Prior to the Senate, Craig Romero was the elected President of Iberia Parish for eight years. He has been a member of the Police Jury Association, the Legislative Audit Advisory Council, the Louisiana Workers Compensation Corporation Board and the Commission on Louisiana Outdoors.

He has been named a "Friend of the Parishes" by the Police Jury Association of Louisiana, "Legislator of the Month" by the Louisiana Municipal Association and he received a conservation award from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Craig Romero has consistently received high scores from sportsmen's and business associations.

Craig Romero is the Past Chairman of the Lafayette Oilman's Sporting Clay Shoot, Past President of the Iberia Parish Cattleman's Association and the Past President of the Louisiana Charolais Breeders Association. He was named Mr. Iberia by the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival Association and he received the Iberia Distinguished Citizen Award of 2004 from the Evangeline Area Boy Scouts Council of Acadiana. He has been a member of a number of organizations including Ducks Unlimited, the Knights of Columbus, Jaycees and Kiwanis. He is currently a member of the National Rifle Association. He also served as PTA President of St. Edwards Church School and as a coach of the Eagle Tee Ball Team of the Coteau League.

Craig is a resident of New Iberia where he and his wife Pamela have raised seven children. He holds a degree in History and Political Science from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, now known as the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. When he is not in the Senate, Craig Romeo is an employee in the oil field services industry and he works in the insurance industry. In addition to his other activities, Craig Romero is a proud farmer, raising Charloais cattle, with the help of his wife and children.

Current Topic

     03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?
The school shooting in Broward County Florida that took the lives of 17 people has reignited the debate over how to make our schools safe. Energized students nationwide are calling for restricted access to certain guns. Congress is considering broader background checks and age limits on gun purchases. President Donald Trump is most enthusiastic about training school staff members to carry concealed weapons.

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion? How would gun control proposals affect the 45% of Louisianans who own guns? What mental health services are available to prevent teenagers from acting out violently? What increased security measures should schools take and how much will they cost? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Making Schools Safe” airing Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. on LPB and WLAE in New Orleans. (Taping Tuesday, March 27.)
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