Three men from Acadiana, two of them Lafayette residents, have been appointed to interim management positions with the Louisiana Democratic Party. State party Chairwoman Karen Carter Peterson, a state senator from New Orleans, announced this week.

Stephen Handwerk of Lafayette has been named executive director while Mike Stagg, also a Lafayette resident, will share communications duties with Johnny Anderson, a Eunice native. Stagg and Handwerk serve on the Lafayette Parish Democratic Executive Committee. The former made un unsuccessful bid to unseat City-Parish President Joey Durel last fall.

The state party’s most recent chairman, Buddy Leach, was ousted in elections in late April.

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