Louisiana State Legislature Update
Jul 29, 2020 12:12 PM
Senator Conrad Appel
Louisiana State Legislature Update

Senator Appel was elected to the Louisiana Senate in 2008. Senator Appel was Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education. Beside the Education Committee he served on the Finance, Commerce, Retirement, Judiciary A, and Environmental Quality Committees.

  Prior to his political career, he had been very active in civic volunteerism and served as the Chairman of many civic organizations including:

            The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans

            The Jefferson Economic Development Commission

            The Jefferson Business Council

            The Area Councils of the Chamber

            The Jefferson Council of the Chamber

         Senator Appel has been recognized as an Outstanding Legislator by the National Foundation of Independent Business, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association, Greater New Orleans, Inc., and numerous other civic and business organizations. He has also appeared as a speaker at several national education conferences.

Senator Appel’s family owns the oldest Louisiana construction company, dating to the 1890’s. In 1988 Senator Appel started his own firm, ConstructionSouth, Inc., a commercial general construction contractor. He currently serves as its President.

He is a graduate of Louisiana State University achieving a degree as a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He is married and has two grown children.