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Louisiana Senator Jack Donahue

Senator Donahue to serve as Livingston ethics lecturer

Contact: Rene Abadie


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     HAMMOND – Louisiana State Senator Jack Donahue will deliver Southeastern Louisiana University’s James and Evelyn Livingston Lecture in ethics next Tuesday (Oct. 27).  
     The lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Business as the main event of its two-week Business Perspectives program, is scheduled at 7 p.m. in the second floor Kiva of the Cate Teacher Education Center, 1300 N. General Pershing. The lecture is free and open to the public. 
     The lecture series, founded in 1984, honors the late James Livingston, a prominent Hammond businessman, and his wife Evelyn, an active community volunteer who died in 2005.
     Chairman and chief executive officer of DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc., Donahue represents the state’s Senate District 11, which covers much of St. Tammany Parish and part of Tangipahoa Parish. He currently serves as chair of the State Commission on Streamlining Government, formed in the last Legislative session to develop approaches designed to make state operations more efficient. He also serves on the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate Education Committee, and as vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary A Committee.
     Donahue is co-chair of the Tax Competitiveness Task Force of GNO, Inc. and a member of the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce. Co-founder of the Business Congress for Louisiana, he is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Businessman of the Year Award from the St. Tammany West Chamber of Commerce, the St. Tammany Economic Partnership Award, and the LSU Leadership Award.

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