Our April event in Baton Rouge was such a success that we’ve decided to take the show on the road, so we’d like to announce the Hayride Summer Dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 9, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the ballroom at 580 Woodvine Avenue in Metairie.
Join us for an evening of food and fun, and all the Louisiana politics you can handle, with Hayride publisher Scott McKay serving as the master of ceremonies, and three guest speakers. Those include…
Daniel Erspamer, incoming Chief Executive Officer at the Pelican Institute for Public Policy. Erspamer, who comes to the Pelican Institute from the State Policy Network, a Reagan-inspired organization supporting conservative policy think tanks at the state level across the country, was on hand and played a role in the transformation of Wisconsin from a union-dominated blue state into a purple-and-turning-red state under Scott Walker. He’ll talk about plans to do some of the same things in Louisiana, and the project of completing our transition from Longite socialism into a modern, business-friendly and policy-forward conservative state.
Quin Hillyer, Contributing Editor at National Review and a Senior Editor at The American Spectator. Hillyer, a New Orleans native and veteran of both the state and national political scene will speak about developments in Washington and elsewhere and discuss where conservatism and the Republican Party is going with Donald Trump in the White House and the need to take advantage of Republicans running both the executive and legislative branches of government.
Rep. Taylor Barras, Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives. Barras will speak about the recently-completed legislative sessions, the battle over the state budget and the unique and sometimes unpleasant challenge of being Louisiana’s first House Speaker truly independent of the governor.
Individual tickets to the 2017 Hayride Summer Dinner are $80. Sponsor tables are $1200. Sponsor tables include admission for 10, priority seating, company name displayed on table sign and recognition during program.