Jun 15, 2012
BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal appointed current Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Jane Smith, to serve as Interim Secretary of the agency upon the resignation of Secretary Cynthia Bridges.
Governor Jindal said, “We appreciate Cynthia’s service and wish her well. We’re excited to have Jane serve as Interim Secretary. We look forward to working with her to implement pro-growth tax policies that will help our economy continue to grow.”
Jane Smith Bio
Jane Smith joined LDR as Deputy Secretary in January of 2012. She is a former state lawmaker first elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives in 1999. Her legislative experience includes tenure as Vice Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, in addition to assignments on House and Governmental Affairs, the House Executive Committee, the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, and the Special Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs. She is a former school superintendent who earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Northwestern State University.