Scott A. Angelle, native of Breaux Bridge, one of nine children, raised in a small town,
in a middle class family, learned at an early age the value of teamwork and how to fight
for every inch for the right things. He is an honor graduate of St. Martin Parish Public
School System, and a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette with a
degree in Petroleum Land Management. His business career has included strategic planning,
risk management, and petroleum land management. He was elected at age 25 to the St. Martin
Parish Police Jury and served on that body for 12 years until a new parish form of government
was approved by the voters in 1999, when he was elected the parish’s first Parish President.
He was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco in 2004 as Secretary of the Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) and Chairman of the State’s Mineral Board and reappointed to those posts by
Governor Bobby Jindal in 2008, making him the first DNR Secretary to serve governors of
different parties. At DNR, he focused on improving levee board governance, coastal management and
restoration, making Louisiana a more attractive province for oil and gas investment,
environmental legacy lawsuit reform, and managing the state-owned mineral assets and water resources.
He left the Department of Natural Resources in August 2012, to seek the office of Public Service Commission.
In 2010, he was appointed as the 52nd Lieutenant Governor by Governor Bobby Jindal followed
by a unanimous confirmation by both chambers of the Louisiana Legislature. During his tenure as
Interim Lieutenant Governor, he successfully negotiated a $45 million down payment by British
Petroleum to the State of Louisiana for tourism marketing in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon event.
In addition, he was the state’s point person to negotiate an end to the Gulf of Mexico drilling
moratorium and provided the leadership to help streamline federal oil and gas permitting. He also
serves as a member of the Louisiana State University Board of Supervisors and is chairman of the
state’s Water Resources Commission. He remains active in religious, governmental and civic organizations.
He and his wife, Dianne, are the proud parents of five (5) children and grandparents of twin granddaughters.
He assumed the Commissionership of the Public Service Commission District 2, on January 1, 2013;
current term ends December 31, 2018.
|Commission District Geographical Area
East Baton Rouge*, East Feliciana, Iberia*, Iberville*, Lafayette, Lafourche, Livingston*,
Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne, West Baton Rouge*, West Feliciana
*Some parishes are
divided according to precincts. Refer to
Act 23 of the 2011 First Extraordinary Session