Lenar Whitney was elected as the National Committeewoman from Louisiana in March of 2012. Lenar L. Whitney, a Houma native, represents District 53 in the Louisiana House of Representatives. District 53 is composed of both Terrebonne and Lafourche Parishes, with Terrebonne Parish being the 12th largest Parish in Louisiana. Representative Whitney was elected into the Louisiana House of Representatives in 2012, and is a lifelong Republican. She was the first Republican, as well as, the first woman elected to District 53.
Representative Whitney serves on the Committees on Health and Welfare, Labor and Industrial Relations, Ways and Means, and the Joint Committee on Capital Outlay. She was elected Louisiana Republican National Committeewoman in March 2012, and has recently been selected to sit on the Oyster Advisory Committee Board. In addition, Representative Whitney serves as Vice Chairman, on the new Gulf Coast Legislative Council, which is set up to promote and encourage the economic growth and development of the Gulf Coast region of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.
Representative Whitney is a self-established businesswoman; she has operated a small business continually since she was 16 years old. Her sales experience includes the media industry, oil field fabrication, repair and maintenance and the telecommunications sphere. She is married to Lee Whitney, owner/operator of Whitney Signs. She has two children, Celeste and Ryan, both graduates of LSU.
Representative Whitney, herself, graduated from Vandebilt High School, and earned an Associate’s degree in Business from Nicholls State University.