On Monday, January 13, 2020, in special inaugural ceremonies in the Louisiana State Senate Chamber, members of the 2020-2024 State Senate took the oath of office and were officially seated as State Senators. Representing Winn Parish among the 39 members were W. Jay Luneau, District 29, John C. “Jay” Morris, III, District 35 and Louie Bernard, District 31. Louis Bernard is pictured below with his wife Gayle.
On the same day in the House of Representatives of the State of Louisiana representing Winn Parish Jack G. McFarland, District 13 and “Gabe” Firment, District 22 (pictured below) took the following oath of office administered by Mr. Alred, W. Speer, Clerk of the House of Representatives: “I, …, do solemnly swear that I will support the constitution and laws of the United States and the constitution and laws of this state and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives, according to the best of my ability and understanding, so help me God.”
McFarland, a Winn Parish native ran unopposed and is serving his second consecutive term in the house. McFarland is pictured below with his wife, Shelly, daughter Macy and son Jackson.