Don Trahan, the former District 31 state representative who resigned his seat abruptly a few years ago to take a job with the state Department of Education, is headed toward the unemployment line. According to The Advocate, Trahan is falling victim to a DOE reorganization plan that eliminates his position effective Oct. 1.

Trahan earned $110,000 annually to act as a DOE liaison to the business industry and others. He declined comment to the daily, but issued a statement Wednesday expressing his gratitude for the position. A former educator and aide to Public Service Commissioner Jimmy Field, Trahan served as chairman of the House Education Committee during his tenure in the legislature.

Read the full Advocate story here.

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