RELEASE: Raymond Crews Endorsed by Business Community

RELEASE: Raymond Crews Endorsed by Business Community

BOSSIER CITY - Today, The Committee to Elect Raymond Crews announced 5 major endorsements from important members of the business community.

The Louisiana Association for Business and Industry (LABI), Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), Louisiana Home Builders Association (LHBA), Louisiana Oil and Gas PAC (LOGPAC), and Louisiana Manufacturer’s PAC (LAMP) have all endorsed Raymond Crews for House District 8.

"The people of the 8th District encouraged me to enter this race, highlighting my conservative values, leadership experience, military combat service, and small business ownership. Knowing that such a large base shares my views and respects my capability to effect change emboldens me, but to have the top business organizations all show their support based on my fiscal and pro business stances further validates that confidence.  The issues facing our district and the State of Louisiana require nothing less” - Raymond Crews

“We are excited to endorse a small business man such as Raymond Crews. We feel he will be a breath of fresh air in Baton Rouge and will work diligently to improve the tax climate; he will push for the reform we need to be successful as a state.”

-Terry Baugh, Chairman, NORTHPAC

“After a great deal of consideration, and recognizing Raymond Crews’ military background and his relationships in the business community, the ABC Pelican PAC believes Crews will be an incredible asset not only to the residents of his district but to all the citizens of the state. Additionally, the ABC Pelican PAC is confident that Crews will be a tireless voice for both Louisiana’s construction and business community in the Louisiana House of Representatives.”

-John Walters, Vice President of Governmental Relations, Associated Builders and Contractors of Louisiana

"Raymond has taught home building principles and been a consultant for many years. He understands the need for balance between economics and performance. We believe Raymond will be a strong advocate for the industry and for home buyers."

- Larry Hott, Chairman, LHBA PAC

Crews has all been endorsed by the Louisiana Federation for Children and received a 100% rating from Louisiana Right to Life.


Raymond is a combat veteran who served 17 years in the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve, flying combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. After his service in the military, Raymond flew for major airline companies and later started two small business here in Northwest Louisiana.

Raymond is very active in the community and his home church of First Bossier, where he recently served as Chairman of Deacons.

He is married to wife, Dianah, who is a Chemist and Science Teacher and has two children Caitlin (16) and Joshua (14).

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