BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The man who led part of South Louisiana through Hurricane Katrina says he has a plan to double the state's tourism budget.
Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser spoke at the Ronald Reagan luncheon Monday.
Nungesser is running for Lieutenant Governor against a field that includes Mayor Kip Holden.
Nungesser says his plan to bring more tourists to the state starts with pulling emergency funding for renovations to public parks and museums.
"Nobody is going to work harder than me. Nobody is going to be more honest and truthful with you than me. And I'm always going to do the right thing," said Nungesser.
He says the media attention he received following Hurricane Katrina will help him connect with voters across the state. He is also running against Opelousas State Senator Elbert Guillory and Jefferson Parish President John Young.
The election happens this Fall.