Conroe NewsMembers of the North Shore Republican Women's Club crowded the November general membership meeting held at the Bentwater Yacht Club in Montgomery, Texas to listen to a very inspiring presentation from Louisiana State Senator Sharon Hewitt.
Guests were enthralled by her stories of growing up in a testosterone-filled environment as a newly hired engineer on an offshore oil platform, to her family and community leadership, and to her most important role to date, being a freshman State Senator from Louisiana.
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Louisianans across the state wake up every morning to go to work and do their jobs. Why, then, isn’t the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources doing its job in Baton Rouge to ensure that our coast and other natural resources are being protected?
Before taking her problem-solving skills to the Louisiana Legislature, Senator Sharon Hewitt, R-Slidell, applied them in her community and household. She also relied on them as a drilling and workover engineer.
The announcement one year ago by President Barack Obama that the United States was re-establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba brought hope to many American businessmen about new opportunities in the nearby country.
But an educational trip taken to Cuba last month by 100 Louisiana business and political leaders, including La. Sen. Sharon Hewitt (R-Sli.), makes it clear those economic opportunities are still far off.
Sharon Hewitt's successful run for the State Senate seat in District 1 was, by her own account, exciting, frustrating, eye-opening and all in all, a lot of fun.
Her opponents, initially the incumbent A.G. Crowe before he dropped out of the race, and then former legislator Pete Schneider, made a great deal of Hewitt being a former PTA mom.
The title, some would consider a deficit.
Hewitt wore with pride and won the senate seat.