Jindal names Taylor to Racing Commission

Gov. Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Racing Commission, including Delia Taylor, of Denham Springs.

Taylor is the owner and manager of the public relations consulting firm Taylor Media Services. Taylor will be appointed to serve as a representative of the 6th Congressional District, as required by statute, a news release from the Governor’s Office said.

The Racing Commission serves to enforce rules and regulations, propose legislation and develop policies for the Louisiana racing industry. Furthermore, it ensures the legitimate performance of all racing animals and the accountability of pari-mutuel wagering in Louisiana.

According to statute, the board is composed of 13 gubernatorial appointments, subject to Senate confirmation. The board consists of one member from each congressional district, and the remaining members at-large and four members from each of the following parishes having active racetracks: Calcasieu, St. Landry, Bossier and Orleans, the release said. The governor also selects one member of the commission to serve as chairman.