Former State Representative and SULC Alumnus Damon J. Baldone has been appointed to the Louisiana Public Service Commission for District 2 by Governor John Bel Edwards. The position on the PSC became available when member Scott Angelle resigned his seat to take a job in Washington, D.C. Baldone will serve until a special election can be held to fill the vacant seat.
“I am excited to announce Damon’s appointment to the Louisiana Public Service commission because Louisiana consumers will benefit greatly from his years of experience in both the public and private sectors,’ said Gov. Edwards. “I appreciate his willingness to continue to serve the great people of our state and know that their best interest will be at the center of every decision he makes in his capacity as a commissioner.”
Baldone is a lifelong resident of Houma, Louisiana, and graduate of Vandebilt Catholic High School. He holds a B.S. in Biology from Nicholls State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern University Law Center. Prior to opening his own law firm, he spent time teaching at the high school and college levels. Practicing law across Louisiana and the United States, Baldone has extensive experience in family, injury and criminal law.
In 2001, he was elected to represent District 53 in the Louisiana House of Representatives and won re-election again in 2003 and 2007. During that time, he received many awards, distinctions and special appointments acknowledging his commitment to public service. PSC District 2 includes East Feliciana, Lafayette, Lafourche, Pointe Coupee, St. Martin, St. Mary, Terrebonne and West Feliciana Parishes, along with parts of East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Iberville, Livingston and West Baton Rouge Parishes.