Billy Nungesser was elected President of Plaquemines Parish in 2006 and was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2010 with 71 percent of the vote. During his time at the helm of Plaquemines Parish, Nungesser led the rebuilding effort following Hurricane Katrina, getting 500 projects, totaling $361 million, approved to rebuild marinas and invest in fire stations and emergency equipment so that Parish could once again be a place for families to live, work and raise their families.
Nungesser also took on the Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA forcing them to think outside the bureaucratic box in Washington to understand the needs of Louisiana’s communities. As a result, FEMA and the Corps of Engineers now recognize things other than levies and flood walls for flood protection and made changes to offer better protection and lower flood insurance rates for homeowners.
A lifelong conservative Republican, Nungesser is a successful small business owner, who built a company with over 200 employees.
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