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State Sen. Rick Ward (2021)

The Press Club



Genre: Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2021-10-18

Duration: 00:43:07

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | State legislators | Hurricane Ida, 2021 | Disaster response and recovery


  • Ward, Rick Speaker


This episode of the series “Press Club” features a speech by State Senator Rick Ward before a meeting of the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 18, 2021. Ward represents Senate District 17 and serves as the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee. He discusses his concerns about the disruptions to the state's communications systems following Hurricane Ida and the state’s infrastructure priorities. He also answers questions from the media.