First edition of Republican Wall of Shame (RWS) issued with 23 Republican state legislators itemized for supporting 40% license fee increase for cosmetologists notwithstanding years of mass corruption and obstruction of job opportunities by the Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology.

Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Marksville, sponsor of HB-491


Today’s Sound Off Louisiana feature entails our issuance of the first edition of the Republican Wall of Shame (RWS), which is comprised of 23 Republicans (and two Independents):

RWS:  Edition 1.  Republicans who supported a 40% license fee increase for licensing cosmetologists notwithstanding the corruption and job-obstructionist acts linked below.

Support Links for Historical Corruption and Job Obstruction Acts by Louisiana Cosmetology Board:


  1. Massive legal fees to resolve Vietnamese discrimination litigation during which Federal Judge Brian Jackson openly stated, “Constitutional rights were clearly violated.”  [Additional reference:  former Congressman Joseph Cao lambasts the Cosmetology Board for recklessly disregarding search and seizure rights entailing Vietnamese manicurists].


  1. More massive legal fees entailing litigation regarding eyebrow threaders.


  1. For two consecutive years, thwarting Rep. Julie Emerson’s initiatives to permit hair braiders to practice with no license and, in fact, openly cheering Sen. Regina Barrow’s initiative to impose MORE licensing requirements on hair braiders! They did this notwithstanding the fact that the governor who appointed them, Gov. John Bel Edwards, openly supported Emerson’s initiative!


  1. A Board employee, Winn Johnson, routinely selling answers to the cosmetology licensing exam for $500/pop.


  1. Closing down Jennifer Menard’s mobile salon, which was a huge benefit for residents of assisted living facilities for obtaining hairstyling.


  1. Having done absolutely NOTHING about licensed instructor Kevin Martin’s permitting unauthorized “observers” on to a public school campus in Lafayette Parish (with it having been stated these unauthorized “observers” may have been charged $5,000 “cash under the table” in exchange for him allowing them to “observe” these courses and take the cosmetology licensing examination).


Louisiana Republican (23) and Independent (2) state Representatives voting FOR HB-491 on 4/10/18 vote (i.e. Sound Off Louisiana’s FIRST REPUBLICAN WALL OF SHAME):

(Red indicates Representative is term-limited and cannot run for re-election in 2019).


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Rep. Tony Bacala, R-Prairieville, District 59, Phone:  (225) 677-8020   [email protected] 


Rep. Taylor Barras (House Speaker), R-New Iberia, District 48, Phone:  (337)373-4051  [email protected]


Rep. John Berthelot, R-Gonzales, District 88, Phone:  (225) 647-5646  [email protected]

Rep. Terry Brown, I-Colfax, District 22 Phone:  (855) 261-6566  [email protected]

Rep. Steve Carter, R-Baton Rouge, District 68, Phone:  (225) 362-5305  [email protected] 

Rep. Charles Chaney, R-Rayville, District 19, Phone:  (318) 728-5875 [email protected]

Rep. Greg Cromer, R-Slidell, District 90, Phone:  (985) 645-3592 [email protected]


Rep. Paula Davis, R-Baton Rouge, District 69, Phone:  (225) 362-5301  [email protected]


Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, District 70, Phone:  (225) 342-6777 [email protected]


Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, District 25, Phone:  (318) 767-6095  [email protected]

Rep. Kenneth Havard, R-Jackson, District 62, Phone:  (225) 634-7470  [email protected]

Rep. Lowell “Chirs” Hazel, R-Pineville, District 27, Phone:  (318) 767-6082  [email protected]

Rep. Stephanie Hilferty, R-Metairie, District 94, Phone:  (504) 885-4154 [email protected]

Rep. Frank Hoffmann, R-West Monore, District 15, Phone:  (318) 362-4130  [email protected]

Rep. Paul Hollis, R-Covington, District 104, Phone:  (985) 871-4680   [email protected]

Rep. Mike Huval, R-Breaux Bridge, District 46, Phone:  (337) 332-3331   [email protected]


Rep. Christopher Leopold, R-Belle Chase, District 105, Phone:  (504) 393-5649  [email protected] 


Rep. Tanner McGee, R-Houma, District 53, Phone:  (985) 858-2970 [email protected] 


Rep. Joseph Marino, I-Gretna, District 85, Phone:  (504) 361-6013 [email protected] 


Rep. Jack McFarland, R-Jonesboro, District 13, Phone:  (318) 259-4275  [email protected]


Rep. Kevin Pearson, R-Slidell, District 76, Phone:  (985) 646-6487 [email protected]


Rep. Clay Schexnayder, R-Gonzales, District 81, Phone:  (225) 473-6016  [email protected]


Rep. Joseph Stagni, R-Kenner, District 92, Phone:  (504)465-3479 [email protected]


Rep. Julie Stokes, R-Kenner, District 79, Phone:  (504) 468-8603 [email protected]

Rep. Jerome Zeringue, R-Houma, District 52, Phone:  (985) 876-8823 [email protected]


Sound Off Louisiana’s FIRST Corresponding DEMOCRATIC WALL OF PRAISE):


Rep. Marcus Hunter, D-Monroe, District 17, Phone:  (318) 362-3440 [email protected]

Rep. Jerome Richard, I-Thibodaux, District 55, Phone:  (985) 447-0999 [email protected]


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