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Senator Paulette R. Irons - District 4

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THE HONORABLE PAULETTE IRONS became the second female State Senator in Louisiana in November 1994.

Senator Irons currently serves on the Education, Insurance, Judiciary B, and Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee. She is an at-large member of the Bond Commission and Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Women and Children. Senator Irons serves at the Governorís pleasure on several task forces, including the Louisiana Women's Commission, the HIV/AIDS Commission, and the Council on Obesity Prevention and Management.

She also serves as member of a host of other local and national organizations, including the Council of State Governments International Committee and the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy State and Local Task Force.

Sen. Irons has been recognized nationally and internationally for her work as a legislator.  Home Box Office (HBO) honored Senator Irons during Black History Month 2004, recognizing her as one of 10 notable black women leaders, in the "Hearing Her Voice, Telling Her Story" National Competition.  She received the 2001 Good Housekeeping Award for Women in Government and was featured in Family Circle Magazine because of her work to decrease teen pregnancy. She was also one of four nationwide to be chosen to spend 2 months in Japan as a 2000-2001 Japan Society Fellow.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, Sen. Irons graduated from Booker T. Washington High School, from Loyola University with a degree in Business Administration and Tulane University Law School.

She is the wife of Alvin Irons, the mother of two, the grandmother of three boys, an attorney, a mentor, and an effective community leader.


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