For Immediate Release Contact: 985.209.6732 August 24, 2011
Ellender Kicks Off House Campaign with Major Grassroots Effort
Ellender Highlights Fiscal and Social Conservatism
Bourg, LA– Theresa Ellender, Small Business Owner, officially announced her candidacy for State House District 53 today. Ellender said her decision to run was influenced by her desire to promote the core conservative values of District 53 and restore fiscal responsibility in Baton Rouge.
“The people of the Bayou Region deserve real, responsible, conservative leadership from their State Representative. We need someone who will champion both sound fiscal policies and social conservative values. There is a clear distinction between the policies of the left and the traditional values cherished by our community. The liberals have been running this state out of business for years, and we’re finally turning the stagnant tide with new conservative ideas. I’m running for the State House to keep taxes low, government small and in the hands of the people– not vice versa.,” said Ellender. As Representative, Ellender will focus on lowering taxes, creating a more business friendly environment, improving the quality education for every child in Louisiana and preserving our traditional values.
“The response to our campaign has been overwhelming. The people of the Bayou Region are excited about the opportunity to have real leadership in Baton Rouge,” added Ellender. After graduating from Terrebonne High, Theresa Ellender received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Alabama. Upon obtaining her degree, Theresa relocated to Dallas, TX, where she was a successful business manager. She learned to speak Spanish and attended Centro Cristiano (a Hispanic church) where she met families with at-risk youths. Leaving a lucrative job, Theresa founded and directed a private school for inner-city teens: Westside High.
Today, Theresa Ellender owns a successful Electrolysis business, in Houma, and was recently appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Electrolysis Examiners by Governor Bobby Jindal where she serves as Treasurer. She also cares for her 86 year old mother, and understands the needs of the elderly.
Theresa and her husband, Wallace Ellender, live in Bourg on their Sugar Cane farm, attend First Baptist Church of Houma, and are active in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. A lifelong Republican, Theresa founded Bayou Region Council of Republican Women, and is an associate member of the Lafourche Republican Women’s Club.
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