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									Louisiana Bobby Jindal Announces New Transition Advisory

October 30, 2007

 Today, Governor-Elect Bobby Jindal announced that Dennis Stine of Lake
Charles will serve as chair of the Government and Fiscal Reform Transition
Advisory Council, and Jim Brandt of Baton Rouge will serve as vice chair. The
Government and Fiscal Reform Transition Advisory Council will review candidates
interested in serving as the Secretary of Revenue within the administration and
make recommendations to Jindal on the appointment. Jindal first announced his
Ethics Advisory Council head last
week, naming Sean Reilly of Lamar
Advertising to that post.

As chair of the Government and
Fiscal Reform Transition Advisory
Council, Stine will lead transition
efforts with the current Commissioner
of Administration Jerry Luke LeBlanc
to ensure the incoming administration
is ready to hit the ground running with
work on a new state budget, and also
head up the search for a new
Commissioner of Administration to
serve under Jindal.

Stine is president of Stine Lumber Company. He previously served as the
Commissioner of Administration from 1988 to 1992, and has also served two
terms in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He is a former member of the
Louisiana Health Care Authority and a former Port Director for the Port of Lake
Charles. Stine has a bachelor’s of science in accounting, an MBA from McNeese
State University and is a graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of
Government’s Senior Executive Program at Harvard University.

Brandt is president of the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) and has more
than thirty years of experience in government administration, public policy
research, and nonprofit management. Brandt served as president and CEO of the
Bureau of Governmental Research in New Orleans for 12 years, and formerly
served as Assistant Director and Senior Associate of the Institute for
Governmental Studies at Loyola University. Brandt has a bachelor’s of arts in
history and political science from the University of Colorado and a master’s
degree in community organization and planning from Tulane University.

The Government and Fiscal Reform Advisory Council is one of nine transition
advisory councils Jindal announced last Friday. Seven transition advisory
councils, including ethics, economic growth, education, health and social
services, hurricane recovery and emergency preparedness, government and
fiscal reform, and crime and public safety are all reflective the seven policy
chapters Jindal unveiled during his campaign. There are also two special councils
to examine issues pertaining to Veterans Affairs and Wildlife and Fisheries. All
advisory council members will travel the state to collect testimony and advise the
leadership on qualified candidates interested in roles within the administration.

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