Reid Falconer Officially Announces Bid for State Representative
With bumper stickers showing up on cars, social media buzzing and volunteers handing out campaign material, it is no surprise that two time parish councilman and local community leader, Reid Falconer (R), announces his candidacy for State Representative, District 89.
During his tenure on the Parish Council, Falconer served as chairman in 2014. While representing the Parish on the Regional Planning Commission, he helped secure nearly $43 million in state and federal funding for major St. Tammany roadway improvements. Additional highlights of Falconer’s accomplishments while serving on the council include:
- 18,485 feet of roads paved in District 4
- $1.3 million spent to rebuild the Woodridge Canal
- $2.0 million allocated for a drainage basin study in Covington Country Club and Riverwood
- $1.5 million disbursed for public works maintenance and repairs
Falconer, 58, is a licensed architect, holds a real estate broker’s license and is president of Cypress Southern Companies. He holds three degrees from Louisiana State University: a Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Science in Finance and Master of Business Administration. Devoted to the development of Louisiana’s next generation of leaders, Falconer teaches as an adjunct faculty member at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Department of Accounting and Finance. Commissioned in 1978, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Committed to professional development, Falconer is a graduate of Leadership St. Tammany West, the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute and Leadership Louisiana. He has served with many organizations in the community including serving as:
- Chairman of the St. Tammany West Chamber
- District Chair of the Louisiana Council of the Urban Land Institute
- Chair and founding member of The Northshore Business Council
- President of the Covington Rotary Club
- Board Member of the West St. Tammany Affiliate, Habitat for Humanity.
A 31-year resident of the Northshore, Falconer and his wife of 35 years, Celeste Gonzales Falconer, have two adult children, daughter Caroline, son Drew, his wife, Lisa, and their son, Will. The Falconers are active members of St. Timothy on the Northshore United Methodist Church.
Falconer will seek the seat currently held by Representative Tim Burns, who has served District 89 for 3 terms, and who will not seek re-election as he is term limited. The qualifying dates for the legislative race is Sept. 8, 9 and 10, and the primary election is Saturday, Oct. 24.