"I feel humbled, I feel blessed and thankful that I'm able to serve my district and the state for four more years."
Harris is the current chairman of the state House Republican Delegation. He expects the state's budget issues to be the main focus for lawmakers for years to come. Harris says the recent report from the Jindal Administration that Louisiana ended its most recent fiscal year with a deficit is troubling.
"That's a very, very big concern of mine because we'll have to absorb it in this year's budget, which will make us have to have possibly mid-year cuts and things of that nature."
Harris is hopeful that legislators can make appropriate changes to the budget under the leadership of our next governor. He says we didn't get into this budget mess overnight and it will take time to fix it. Harris believes it will take a plan laid out over several years that solves the most critical problems first.
"And then, every year, come back and work on this until we have those changes in place that assures that the state of Louisiana has sound fiscal footing."