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Rep. Barras leans on lessons learned in father’s grocery store

Taylor Barras learned about politics in the back of his father’s grocery store.

Barras’ father, Elton Joseph Barras, was a decorated World War II veteran who owned and operated his own grocery store on the west end of New Iberia before getting into politics, spending more than three decades in the Iberia Parish Tax Assessor’s Office.

The younger Barras would often walk over from the family home, which was adjacent to the store, to help out in the stock room or just spend some time with his father. It was during those years that the future Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives would receive his schooling on politics as he eavesdropped on many a heady political conversation…

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