State Representative opens home to community

State Representative Steve Pugh opened his home on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 to the public for an event called Taste of 73. This event featured local chefs’ cuisine, free books, inflatables, live music and was open and free to all families of the community.

Local chefs set up tent stations along the driveway of the representative’s home. Attendees were encouraged to go from station to station to try all the different foods. The variety of food included fried fish, brisket, white beans, jambalaya, gumbo, spaghetti and meatballs, hot dogs and hamburgers. There was also an array of desserts set up within the representative’s home. Along with the food, there was also an ice cream truck serving ice cream cones and popsicles. This was a huge hit with the children attendees in between playing on the inflatable slide.

Taste of 73 event located at State Representative Steve Pugh's home

Taste of 73 event located at State Representative Steve Pugh’s home

Deborah LaBorde, who attended the event said, “Steve was able to reach out to the community in a big way through the Taste of 73. There is a welcoming atmosphere, and my family has enjoyed tasting and eating the food provided.”

The event served as one last push in Pugh’s election campaign as he is running for his third and final term against Tim Bailey. Pugh did not spend his last weekend going door to door asking for votes. He chose to host this event.

“This event is the very reason I will be voting for Steve. Opening your home to an entire community is a big deal. He goes above and beyond as a representative and this shows that he really does care about the people in our community,” said Brennan Howes, a District 73 voter.

Steve Pugh thanking the Taste of 73 attendees

Representative Steve Pugh thanking the Taste of 73 attendees

Pugh, his family and his core committee were all overwhelmed and overjoyed by the event’s turnout. Pugh, his two sons and his brother all took turns sharing their appreciation for the event attendees.

Steve’s brother Buddy Pugh asked for everyone’s votes come election day, “Let’s keep leadership, experience and honesty in office. Steve owes no allegiance to any current or former politician. His only allegiance is to the people of District 73.”

Representative Pugh summed up the speeches by saying,

“We really are all family here in District 73 and for that, I am thankful.”

Election Day is this Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015. More information about who is running for what positions and other ballot information can be found at

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