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Crowley businessman has long been involved in Louisiana politics

CROWLEY - Mike Francis was sworn in by Judge John Trahan as District 4 Public Service Commissioner on Tuesday during a ceremony at the Acadia Parish Courthouse.

Francis, a Republican, is the founder of Francis Drilling Fluids, one of the oldest drilling fluid company’s on the Gulf Coast. Francis Drilling Fluids currently has locations in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The company’s headquarters is located in Crowley.

“I want to thank our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ as well as the woman who gave me this Bible, my lovely wife, Sheila Stevens Francis,” said Francis at his official swearing-in ceremony Tuesday afternoon. “I also want to thank my mentor, former Commissioner Clyde Holloway.”

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