Legislative and Governmental Relations (LGR)

The Department's External Relations efforts are led by the Bureau of Media and Communications (BMAC) and the Legislative and Governmental Relations (LGR) section of the Office of the Secretary.

The Legislative and Governmental Relations (LGR) section is placed within the Office of the Secretary and serves as a support unit for critical research and input to the executive staff on management, policy and legislative decision making. LGR serves as the primary entry point for information, assistance, and problem resolution to all external parties including members of the state and federal legislatures, state and federal agencies, stakeholders and citizens. LGR manages all aspects of the legislative session including bill management, scheduling, position development, fiscal impact analysis and assigning department staff roles and responsibilities during the legislative session.


Tonya Joiner, Director of Legislative RelationsEmail: tonya.joiner@la.gov  
Phone:  (225) 342-5274
Cell: (225) 329-6886

Anita Dupuy, Legislative LiaisonEmail: anita.dupuy@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-1400

Melissa Mendoza, Legislative LiaisonEmail: melissa.mendoza@la.gov 
Office: (225) 342-4773