“After a lifetime of public service, I’m ready to fight for SMART INVESTMENTS IN OUR PEOPLE.” - Gary “Sprout” Spillman, Democrat for District 18
Gary “Sprout” Spillman is a proven leader with a lifetime of public service who will FIGHT TO MAKE GOVERNMENT WORK FOR US.
Gary, a Democrat, is married to his wife of 43 years Rayenell Debetaz Spillman, and together they raised three daughters in the heart of District 18. After thirty years of service, he retired from the Baton Rouge Fire Department and has served in his current position as the Chairman of the West Baton Rouge Parish Council since 2010. He also serves on the West Baton Rouge Convention and Visitors Board, the West Baton Rouge Toll Authority Board and the Capitol Area Human Services Board. Through his role on the latter, Gary is directly fighting the opioid crisis and mental health access challenges in District 18. Through his public service, Gary has been an effective leader WHO BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER.
Gary’s daughters and sons-in-law: Jana and Steven Kent, Jennifer and Jeremy Langlois, and Megan Spillman along with his six grandchildren: Lexi, Maci, Kailynn, Emily, Wyatt, and Kade inspire him to fight for the future of our region and INVEST IN OUR MOST PRECIOUS NATURAL RESOURCE, OUR PEOPLE.
Some people see government as a tool for personal enrichment and a way to hand out fancy contracts to their friends. This pro-life, pro-gun leader believes the job of State Representative requires a full-time commitment and dedication to GET THE JOB DONE RIGHT FOR THE PEOPLE.