In Louisiana race, an LBM winner

Stine lumber’s Jeremy Stine shares election-victory thoughts with HBSDealer
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Jeremy Stine

Jeremy Stine won his race for a seat in the Louisiana State Senate.

The name might be familiar for the hardware and building supply industry. Stine is the director of marketing for Stine LLC, the Sulphur, La.-based home center and lumberyard business with 11 locations in Louisiana (mostly) and Mississippi. Stine Lumber was founded by Jeremy’s grandfather after he returned home from World War II.

Early in his career, Jeremy Stine also served in a legislative role with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.

A promise to "listen, learn, and work with anyone to rebuild our community."
Jeremy Stine

In a special election called Nov. 13, Stine, a Republican, won 59.2% of the votes to become Senator-elect for District 27. He shared his thoughts via e-mail with HBSDealer:

On the win:
The voters of Calcasieu Parish decisively chose to usher in a new generation of leadership. While many challenges still lie ahead, I’m incredibly humbled our community entrusted me with this responsibility. I promise to serve our district with a servant’s heart and use the values of faith, family, and community as my guiding principles in the State Senate. From Carlyss to Moss Bluff and everywhere in between, I want each constituent to know; whether you voted for me or not, your State Senator is here to listen, learn, and work with anyone to rebuild our community.

What do you hope to accomplish in the legislature?
The top priorities I hope to accomplish in the legislature are securing funding for disaster relief and recovery to help create more opportunities and jobs, tackling insurance reform, and expediting funding for housing and infrastructure projects. 

Will there be any specific LBM issues to tackle?
I anticipate legislative leaders to bring forward the streamlined sales tax collection legislation again. This Constitutional Amendment will help the lumber and building materials industry and all different types of businesses, both small and large. Most importantly, this legislation will improve Louisiana’s business climate and streamline the tax collection process. Additionally, the legislature could decide to revisit the state's building codes, like lawmakers did in the wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.  

Do you have any more political ambitions?
Right now, my main goal is to deliver these results for District 27 and Louisiana.

Stine will continue his role in the business while serving as a state senator.

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