Benjamin J. Guilbeau, Jr. Appointed Chairman of Louisiana State Racing Commission
Benjamin J. Guilbeau, Jr. has been appointed chairman of the Louisiana State Racing Commission by Governor John Bel Edwards. As a commissioner, Guilbeau represents Calcasieu Parish. He was first appointed to the Commission in 2012 by former Governor Bobby Jindal.
About the Louisiana State Racing Commission (http://horseracing.louisiana.gov/about.html)
The Louisiana State Racing Commission was created by legislative act in 1940 and is composed of thirteen members, one representing each Congressional district plus two at-large and four representing each of the parishes where live racing is held. All are appointed by the Governor, subject to State Senate confirmation. The official domicile of the Commission is in New Orleans.
The Racing Commission's legal mandate is the forceful and honest statewide control of horse racing for the public health, safety, and welfare by safeguarding the citizens of Louisiana against corrupt, incompetent, dishonest and unprincipled horse racing practices.