Every once in a while, one of “us” gets elected to public office. By that, we mean someone who genuinely believes we have too much government and that at all levels, it takes too much of our money. Also, someone who believes that government and its people should obey the law the same as those of us who pay for it.
We’ve known Buddy Amoroso for nearly twenty years, and he’s the real deal.
Congratulations, Buddy. Do us all proud!
Amoroso, 55, began campaigning for the post early in the year.
During his campaign, Amoroso used new technology that allowed him to link his Twitter account to two billboards in his district: one on Sherwood Forest Boulevard and another on Coursey Boulevard. The billboards displayed his tweets soon after he posted them.
The former member of the parish Republican Party and a founding member of Taxbusters described himself as a fiscal conservative who is generally anti-tax.
On several other issues, Amoroso said he was aligned with the council’s conservative members.
Like Heck, he opposed the CATS tax, he said, because the vote to pass the tax was in a “gerrymandered” district, and he would have liked to have seen the bus system services bid out to a for-profit company who could run it more efficiently.
He does not support the $19 million downtown library project, he said.
Amoroso is the owner of property management business Prime Properties. He and his wife, Denise, have three children.
District 8 is a south Baton Rouge district bounded on the north by Old Hammond Highway, on the east by O’Neal Lane, on the south by Tiger Bend, Jefferson Highway and Airline Highway, and on the west by Sherwood Forest Boulevard.