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Photo provided -- State Rep. Johnny Berthelot, left meets with Ascension Council on Aging Executive Director Darlene C. Schexnayder as Berthelot is honored for his work supporting legislation aiding senior citizens in the state.

State Rep. Johnny Berthelot, R-Gonzales, was selected as this year’s Legislator of the Year by the Louisiana Council on Aging Director’s Association.

The award was presented to Berthelot at the association’s recent annual Legislative Breakfast for his work in the Legislature, specifically for his support of legislation providing funding for services to more than 900,000 seniors citizens in the state, a news release said.

“I am proud and honored to receive this award,” Berthelot said. “Senior citizens have worked hard, and they deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity.”