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Panelist Bio

Herbert Dixon, Sr.
Louisiana Workforce Commission

Herbert B. Dixon Sr. is outreach director for the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

His work focuses on connecting people in the Delta parishes of east and northeast Louisiana with quality jobs to lift them out of the cycle of poverty. This includes partnerships with local Workforce Investment Boards and other community organizations.

Dixon, 66, is an Alexandria native and former member of the Rapides Parish School Board. He was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2008 to represent central Louisiana’s 26th District and retired from the seat in December 2014. He joined the Louisiana Workforce Commission in January 2015
While a member of the House, Dixon served on numerous committees and chaired the Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. He was a member of the Louisiana Black Caucus and the Louisiana Rural Caucus.
Dixon holds a master of education degree from Southern University and has done additional studies at Northwestern State University.

Dixon and his wife, Janet Hartwell Dixon, have five 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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