LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) -State Representative-elect Brett Geymann is expected to take the oath of office January 19th. He was elected to serve District 35 without opposition last Friday.
Geymann will not be sworn in until the 19th because the law requires a certain number of days to properly certify the results.
Geymann previously served three terms as state representative, but was term-limited and had to sit out four years. Geymann represents Moss Bluff and Westlake, part of Lake Charles and part of Beauregard.
“I’m grateful the citizens in my district have allowed me to go back. There’s a lot of issues that are pressing. Businesses are hanging on, here locally, particularly with the hurricane recovery and COVID-19 issues, just to be there, be a voice for them will be rewarding for me. I’m a small business owner and we’re experiencing some of those same issues, so I think I can bring that experience to the legislature,” said Geymann.
Geymann says he wants to help people struggling through hurricane recovery.
“What we’re going through here, the things we need to help us recover and just help people get their lives back together. And people are worried about their jobs and where their kids are going to go to school, there are just so many things going on with families.” he said.
Geymann hopes to help small businesses with the economic concerns.
“So many of my friends and colleagues in the small business world are struggling just to get a place to open. Their businesses have been demolished or not able to be used. And so, they’re operating out of mobile facilities or whatever they have to do at this time.”
Geymann says the need for housing and struggling with insurance companies remain issues for some, especially elderly.
.“Having to fight with an insurance company, they really don’t know how to fight. They really do not know what it is they have to do. They do not understand the process. I feel like insurance companies have not been good stewards on their part,” he said.
Geymann was elected to the seat vacated by Stephen Dwight who is now Calcasieu district attorney.