BATON ROUGE, LA - Michael McHale, a Lake Charles attorney, will serve as interim chair of the Louisiana Democratic Party, effective today.
A lifelong Democrat, McHale has served as First Vice Chair of the party since March 2008. Prior to that, he served on the Executive Committee of the state party for eight years. He was President of the Young Democrats of Louisiana and served as Executive Vice President of the Young Democrats of America in the early 1990s.
"I will work closely with party leaders and grassroots activist to build a stronger party," McHale said. "This party is ready for a fight, and in 2010 we will defeat David Vitter and take back seats in Congress."
McHale also serves as Chair of the Calcasieu Parish Executive Committee and has served on the Democratic State Central Committee for 16 years. He is the proud father of two sons, Mac and Jack.
McHale will call a meeting of the Democratic State Central Committee within 90 days with the purpose of electing a new chair.