This morning a political newcomer jumps in the race for House District 27. Rep. Rick Farrar who is one of the few central Louisiana legislators not term limited right now hold the seat.
Farrar can serve one more term. Hazel tells us he is a 42-year-old assistant district attorney for Rapides parish and that he will announce his candidacy on the courthouse steps. The former marine calls himself a republican. His resume says at one time he worked as a border patrol agent.
Newschannel 5 anchor/reporter Al Quartemont did some research, and says it's ironic to note as assistant DA, Hazel will directly benefit from a bill sponsored by Farrar that increases the pay for that position to 45-thousand dollars.
The bill passed the house Tuesday and moves on the senate for debate.