"Although I have left public office, my convictions and beliefs are still the same.

I will always be your voice."


Lawrence Chehardy served as Assessor of Jefferson Parish for 34 years. He is the longest serving assessor in the parish’s history. During his time as assessor, Lawrence served as Treasurer, Vice-President, and President of the Louisiana Assessors' Association. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School and Loyola University where he received his business degree in accounting and his law degree.  MORE


John Bel Edwards for Governor

November 15, 2019

My Jefferson Parish Mailer Dear Friends, Throughout my 34 years of public service, you and I fought to protect our homestead exemption.  Governor John Bel Edwards has been a loyal supporter of the exemption as a legislator and as governor including the frozen assessment for senior citizens. When asked if he would commit to keeping the homestead exemption, Mr. Rispone said, ... Read More

Eddie Rispone: Two very big concerns

November 4, 2019

by Lawrence Chehardy This past week candidate Eddie Rispone make two by mistakes in his campaign for governor raising deep concerns about his character and his position on issues. Concern I. At last Wednesday night’s debate Mr. Rispone proposed a constitutional convention to rewrite our state’s constitution.  Without saying just what the convention would look like or what changes to the ... Read More

Substance over sound bites

November 1, 2019

The final two weeks in the race for governor is now kicking off.  Only a small percentage of voters remain undecided, and the race may just turn on who votes.  One thing you can expect to see from Mr. Rispone is more Washington style politics – a reckless disregard for the facts or truth.   As I have said in the past this ... Read More

The race for Governor begins anew

October 17, 2019

The primary is over and Louisiana voters will now choose between Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone. If you are like me, you are sick and tired of all the mudslinging that took place.  Being factually correct and critical of a person’s record is fair game.  But I was shocked at the mean-spirited attacks on Gov. Edwards.  But this is where ... Read More

John Bel Edwards for Governor

October 7, 2019

This Saturday is a big day for Louisiana.  Voters will choose the person to serve as our state’s governor for the next four years.  My vote goes to Gov. John Bel Edwards. When Gov. Edwards assumed office nearly four years ago, he inherited a fiscal nightmare that was worse than anyone realized.  It was a $2 billion deficit that the state had to ... Read More

What was President Trump thinking?

September 27, 2019

Donald Trump is his own worse enemy.  The recent disclosure by the Washington whistleblower is another example of Mr. Trump not using his brain before he speaks. Think about this.  In the 2016 election the Russians and maybe others interfered in our presidential election.  And now President Trump is accused of asking the Ukraine government to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.  If true ... Read More

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